Earl Dean Traylor - 84

8/19/1927 - 9/7/2011
Schram City, IL

Earl Dean Traylor, of Schram City, IL, passed away on September 7, 2011 at 12:25 p.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital, Hillsboro, IL.  He was born on August 19, 1927 to the late Samuel Baxter & Myrtle Esta (Koontz) Traylor.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillsboro with Rev. Kenneth Sandlin officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Burial will be in Wares Grove Cemetery in Butler immediately following the service.

Mr. Traylor was a 1945 Hillsboro High School Graduate and had served in the US Navy.  He worked for Illinois Power as a lineman and also was a tree trimmer.  He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and IBEW.

He married Betty M. Dagon on September 11, 1948 at Schram City and she survives in Schram City. Other survivors include two sons, Samuel James Traylor of Springfield, IL and Roger Dean Traylor of Hillsboro; three brothers, Dale Traylor of Litchfeild, Kenneth (wife Deanna) Traylor of Hillsboro, and Gary Traylor of Springfield.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin Traylor and Murl Traylor.

Memorials may be directed to the donor's choice.

Josephine Munos - 90

3/20/1921 - 9/1/2011
Taylor Springs, IL

Josephine Munos, age 90, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 12:33 p.m. at her residence in Taylor Springs, IL.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m . at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL with The Very Rev. James L. Neuman, V.F. as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Hillsboro. A visitation will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2011 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Miss Munos was born on March 20, 1921, the daughter of Sebastian & Romula (Roque) Munos in Taylor Springs, IL. Both preceded her in death along with three sisters, Mary Munos, Georgia Gutierrez, & Martina Delgato; and three brothers, David, John & Tony Munos. She is survived by many nieces & nephews.

Miss Munos had worked for the Federal Government in Washington D.C. & St. Louis, MO for 30 years. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL where she involved in the Altar & Rosary Society/Council of Catholic Women; VFW Women's Auxiliary & Retired Civil Service Workers.

Memorial are suggested to Donor's Choice.

Leslie Ann Matthews - 43

10/30/1967 - 8/24/2011
Greenville, IL

Leslie Ann Matthews, 43, of Greenville, IL passed away on Wed., August 24, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.  Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboror, IL.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Leslie was born October 30, 1967 at Greenville, IL to Edward Matthews and Dorothy File.  Her mother survives in Greenville, IL.  Leslie was a homemaker and had lived in Greenville and Springfield, IL and in Texas.  She married Jay Smith in Texas and later divorced. 

Other survivors along with her mother are 5 sons: Dustin Smith of Hillsboro, IL, Gary (wife Britan) Smith of Lufkin, TX, Brandon Smith of  Lufkin, TX,  Jay Smith of Greenville, IL, and Colton Smith of Irving, IL; 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters, Lisa Steptoe of Huntington, TX, Amy Matthews of Alton, IL and Casey Matthews of Texas, and one brother, Eddie Matthews.

Preceeding her in death were her father and one grandson, Brandon, Jr.

Memorials can be directed to the Donor's Choice.  Cremation rites were accorded.

Roger Koonce - 40

8/3/1971 - 8/21/2011
Schram City, IL

Roger Koonce, age 40, of Schram City, IL, passed away on August 21, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL. with Tim Harrell officiating.  Burial will be in McInturff Cemetery, Bear Grove Township, Fayette County, IL. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Roger was born on August 3, 1971 at Decatur, IL, a son of the late Alice Marie (Beck) Koonce and Keith Koonce, who survives at Schram City, IL. Also surviving are one brother, Lloyd (wife, Raecine) Koonce, Witt, IL, 2 sisters, Joyce (husband, Tim) Harrell, Sevierville, TN and Tammy Stuttle, Nokomis, IL.Nieces and nephews surviving are, Kathy Stanberry, Amanda Christina, Lance Stanberry, Samantha Koonce, Timothy Ray Harrell, II, Bradley Scott Harrell, Dayton Koonce, Josh Stanberry, Brian Stanberry, Destiny Stuttle, Blain Stuttle, Keith Carlock and J.J. Carlock. Many extended family also survive.

Mr. Koonce was employed as a truck driver for  D W Tester, LLC, Nokomis, IL.  He enjoyed watching pro-wrestling and NASCAR events.

Memorials are suggested to the family to help offset expenses.

Rachael Josephine Evans - 98

6/17/1913 - 8/17/2011
Vandalia, IL

Rachael Josephine Evans, age 98, of Vandalia, formerly of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 11:10 p.m. at Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Vandalia, IL. A graveside memorial service for  Mrs. Evans will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, IL, with Rev. James Howie, Donnellson, IL officiating.  Family and friends may gather at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, to proceed to the cemetery.  No visitation has been scheduled.

A daughter of the late John and Lena (Brebbia) Maninfior, Jr., she was born on June 17, 1913 at Hillsboro, IL. She married Kenneth Edwin Evans on June 2, 1935 at Hillsboro, IL and he preceded in death on June 25, 1985.  A son, Jerry Evans, Vandalia, IL, survives along with two grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and one sister, Dorothy Price of Louisville, KY.  Preceding in death were one son, Richard Evans, two sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Evans had worked at Hillsboro Glass Factory.  She had lived in the Witt, Hillsboro, and Vandalia, IL area.

Memorials are donor's choice.

Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles L Hughes - 62

2/21/1949 - 8/7/2011
Witt, IL

Charles L. "Chuck" Hughes, age 62, of Witt, IL, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 9:45 p.m. at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home, Coffeen, IL, with Pastor Steve DeVore, pastor of Antioch Christian Church, Decatur, IL officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Coffeen, IL.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home.

Mr. Hughes was born on February 21, 1949 at Taylorville, IL, a son of the late Curtis Hughes and Lydia (Harter) Hughes. He married Nancy Richardson on October 19, 1979 at Hillsboro, IL and she survives at Witt, IL. His step-mother, Rose Hughes survives at Palmer, IL. One son, Jason (wife, Laura) Hughes, Witt, IL and two grandchildren, Samantha & Bryce Hughes also survive.  Survivors also include one step-sister, Janie Hughes, and two half-sisters, Janet Estes and Patty Delahunt. A brother, Curtis Wayne Hughes has preceded in death.

Chuck had worked as a truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He had resided in Edinburg and Witt, IL.

Memorials are suggested to the family of Charles Hughes.

Louise M. Maroney - 84

1/3/1927 - 7/28/2011
Taylor Springs, IL

Louise M. Maroney, 84, of Taylor Springs, IL died on Thursday, July 28 at 5:33 p.m. at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab Center in Taylor Springs.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Rev. James Hayes, Pastor of St. James Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery and visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m..

Mrs. Maroney was born on January 3, 1927 to the late Wesley and Nellie (Root) Lentz in Hillsboro, Illinois.  She graduated from Hillsboro High School and was a homemaker. Mrs. Maroney was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro where she married William H. Maroney, Jr. on July 27, 1945.  He preceded her in death on August 30, 2006. 

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws, and sister-in-laws.  Also preceding her in death was a daughter, Sharon Kay Maroney, and two brothers Clifford Lentz and Lester Lentz.

Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.

Cecil W. Price - 98

3/10/1913 - 7/27/2011
Hillsboro, IL

Cecil Wayne Price, 98, of Hillsboro, IL died July 27, 2011 at 3:25 p.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center, Taylor Springs, IL.  His body has been donated to science and an inurnment will be held at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro. 

He was born on March 10, 1913 to the late Ben and Rena (McCaslin) Price.  He lived in Hillsboro his entire life and worked as a farmer.  Until his death, he was the oldest living licensed trapper in the United States.  He was a beloved friend to many.

Preceding him death were his long time companion, Catherine "Kate" Mikeska on June 30, 2011 and three brothers, Virgil, Orville, and Benjamin Price; and 4 sisters, Fay Kirby, Verna Price, Geraldine Price, and Lucille Stout.

Kyle Lane Harrell - 27

6/23/1984 - 7/24/2011
Taylor Springs, IL

Kyle Lane Harrell, age 27, of Taylor Springs, IL, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at his residence. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with Rev. James Hayes, pastor of St. James Baptist Church, Hillsboro, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Hillsboro.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 10:00 - 12:00, two hours prior to service.

Kyle was born June 23, 1984 at Springfield, IL to Roger Harrell and Terri (Moroney) Smith.  Roger (wife, Tracey) Harrell, East Peoria, IL and Terri (husband Randy) Smith, Taylor Springs, IL survive.  Also surviving are a sister, Neely (husband Kyle) Yeske, Irving, IL and three brothers, Kane Harrell and Mark Smith, both of Taylor Springs, IL and Jacob Stull, East Peoria, IL along with two nephews, Will and Alex Yeske. Grandparents surviving are Donald and Nancy Harrell, Hillsboro, IL and Wayne Moroney, Taylor Springs, IL.  Grandmother, Carole Jo Moroney has preceded.

Mr. Harrell had worked at Caterpillar and was a member of UAW. He loved deer hunting, baseball and playing his guitar.

Memorials are suggested to the family of Kyle Harrell.

John Melvin Mehochko - 61

11/26/1949 - 7/19/2011
Hillsboro, IL

John Melvin Mehochko,61, of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 11:40 a.m. at Hillsboro Health Care Center, Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Ted Schelich, Chaplain of St. Francis Hospital, officiating.  Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL, with military rites at graveside by Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.  Visitation will be Friday, July 22, 2011 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Mehochko was born November 27, 1949 at Hillsboro, IL, a son of the late John V. and Julia Mae (Osborn) Mehochko.  He was married to Marilyn and had two sons, David Mehochko and Chis Mehochko, and one daughter, Crystal Mehochko, all of Quincy, IL.  Other survivors are four grandchildren, 1 brother, George Mehochko, Litchfield, IL, and 1 sister, Julia Suzanne Gorsich, Ida, MI.

John was a Hillsboro High School graduate and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He worked as a cab driver and had also lived in Springfield for many years.

Memorials are suggested for Donor's Choice.

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