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West Central Illinois Obituary and Death Notice Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in the west central counties of Illinois, including Morgan, Macoupin, Greene, Schuyler, Cass, Fulton, Sangamon, and Menard counties.)

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West Central Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection

West Central Illinois Obituary Collection - 162

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2011, at 3:50 p.m.

Mrs. Louise Ada Matthews (Woodruff)
Louise Ada Matthews, age 82, of White Hall, died Saturday, Jan. 19,
2002 in White Hall.
She was born March 10, 1919 in Hillview, the daughter of Jesse
Edgar and Hattie May Swarringim Woodruff.
She is survived by one daughter, Patty Robinson of Jacksonville;
three grandchildren, Travis Matthews, Jamie Matthews and John Robinson;
four great grandchildren, Crystal, Dakota, Tristen and Jenna; and one sister,
Gladene Clifford of Carrollton. She was preceded in death by one daughter,
Barbara Matthews; two grandsons, Tommy Tucker and Roy Tucker; one
brother, Kenneth Woodruff and one sister, Genevieve Phillips.
Mrs. Matthews lived in Jacksonville for most of her life before
moving to White Hall eleven years ago. She attended Illinois School for the
Deaf and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Jacksonville Church
of Christ.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall with burial at the White Hall Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Melba Lee McCann (Walker)
Melba Lee McCann, 73, of Winchester passed away early Thursday morning (October 24, 2002) at Passavant Area Hospital. She was born May 20, 1929 in Jacksonville the daughter of the late Kenneth W. and Grace V. Warcup Walker. She married Theodore G.(Ted) McCann July 11, 1948 in Jacksonville. He preceded her in death December 27, 2001. Also preceding her were twin sisters Yvonnae Faye and Donna May Walker, and a son Rick McCann. Mrs. McCann was a 1947 graduate of Jacksonville High School. She had worked for J. Capps and Sons in Jacksonville and Brown Shoe company in Pittsfield. She with her husband had owned and operated Brock’s Motel in Winchester for many years. She was a Methodist and loved crossword puzzles and caring for her flowers and plants. Survivors include her 3 sons, Philip L. (wife Carolyn) McCann and Kevin S. (wife Brenda) McCann both of Pittsfield and Steven M. (wife Deb) McCann of Roanoke, a daughter Kyle A. Shade of Winchester, a brother Kenneth M. Walker of Moro and 8 grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday (October 27, 2002) at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in Gillham Cemetery north of Winchester. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Lions Club Sight programs.

Mr. Dennis W. McCarry
Dennis W. McCarry, 55, of Jacksonville died Tuesday afternoon, May 14, 2002 at his residence. He was born on February 10, 1947 in Pearl the son of Clifford and Janis Hazelwonder McCarry. He married Kathy Deen on July 8, 1977 in Jacksonville and she survives.
He is also survived by one son, Dennis H. McCarry of Decatur; one daughter, Kimberly McCarry at home; one grandson, Thomas; three sisters, Burma Jones, Rebecca (husband, Phillip) Tonsor, and Shelly (husband, Marty) Vanausdoll, all of Jerseyville; four brothers, Douglas B. Smith, Clifford (wife, Janet) McCarry, and Gregory McCarry, all of Jerseyville, and Kirby (wife, Carol) McCarry of Carrollton; his step-father, Douglas Smith of Jerseyville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. McCarry was a mental health technician at the Jacksonville Developmental Center. He served in the United States Army, stationed in Germany; and later in the Reserves. He was a member of the Church of Our Saviour, and enjoyed St. Louis Cardinal baseball, Illini basketball, and fishing.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2002 at the Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Jacksonville. The family will meet friends from 1 p.m. on Friday until the time of service. Memorials are suggested to Woodhaven Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Dean McDaniels
Dean McDaniels, age 68, of White Hall, died Tuesday evening, April
23, 2002 at his residence.
He was born July 17, 1933 in Jerseyville, the son of Charles and
Nancy Mohr McDaniels.
He married Margaret LaVerne Powell on Oct. 22, 1955 in White Hall
and she preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 1995.
He is survived by two daughters, Karen and Nancy McDaniels, both
of White Hall; four brothers, Francis “Pat” McDaniels of Greenfield;
Charles McDaniels of Pearl; Beverly McDaniels and Harold McDaniels,
both of Carlinville; and three sisters, Mary Helen Lynn of Cottage Hills;
Sheila Ann Bright of Petersburg and Ilene Pence of Palmyra. He was
preceded in death by five brothers, John, James, Oliver, Leo and Floyd
McDaniels and three sisters, Margie, Nettie and Wanda Lee McDaniels.
Mr. McDaniels farmed for many years in the White Hall area. He
worked for Greene County Sanitation and later Area Disposal for 23 years,
retiring in 1996. He was currently president of the White Hall Sportsman
Club and was a member for many years.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2002 at
the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall with burial at the White
Hall Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday
at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Mr. Myrl Samuel "Bud" McEvers
Myrl Samuel “Bud” McEvers, age 82, of White Hall, died Tuesday,
Jan. 8, 2002 at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 18, 1919 in rural Scott County, the son of Archie
Myrl and Theresa Estelle Woodall McEvers.
He married Joyce Ann Settles on June 11, 1949 and she survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Carol Ann (husband, Jim)
Tertell of Plainfield and Theresa (husband, Ted) Price of White Hall; eight
sons, David (wife, Shirley) McEvers of Hilliard, Ohio; Stephen (wife,
Claudia) McEvers of Petersburg; Sam (wife, Jeanine) McEvers of Bluffs;
Richard (wife, Janice) McEvers; Jim McEvers, Kevin McEvers, Chuck
McEvers and Greg McEvers, all of White Hall; thirty-two grandchildren;
sixteen great grandchildren; and one sister, Isabelle Ford of White Hall. He
was preceded in death by one sister, Roberta Cummings.
Mr. McEvers retired in August 1975 from LaClede Steel after 19
years of employment. He served in Germany during World War II in the
United States Army. He was active in scouting in Alton, Illinois for many
years. He was treasurer of the North Greene Chamber of Commerce and
was past chairperson of the Greene County Days Committee. He adored his
grandchildren and great grandchildren very much.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at
the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall with burial in Glasgow
Cemetery at Glasgow. The family will meet friends from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Blessing Hospice of
Greene County.

Mr. Walter Edmund McEvers
Walter Edmund McEvers, 85, of Lynnville died Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2002 at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born on October 29, 1916 in Scott County the son of Edward and Pearl McEvers. He married Iva Mae Angelo on February 14, 1935 in Jacksonville and she preceded him in death in March of 1965. He later married Jean Martin on June 14, 1987 in rural Jacksonville and she survives. He is also survived by two sons Edward (wife, Janet) McEvers of Jacksonville, and Loren McEvers of Lynnville; two daughters, Elaine (husband, Kenny) Gauges of rural Winchester, and Linda (husband, David) VanAken of Lynnville: three step-sons, Tony (wife, Debbie) Martin of Beardstown, Lee (wife, Sherrill) Martin of Carrollton, David (fiance, Grace Cozart) Martin of Jacksonville and Lesa (fiancé, Tom Niffin) Martin of Franklin; eleven grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. Mr. McEvers was preceded in death by one son, Bob; one daughter, Sharon; one grandson, Robbie; and one brother, Virgil. Mr. McEvers lived most of his life in the Lynnville area. At the outbreak of World War II, he moved his family to California where he worked as an electrician in the shipyards. He returned to Illinois in 1948 and worked a variety of jobs. The last several years prior to retirement he worked for the State of Illinois Department of Transportation and the Department of Mental Health. Mr. McEvers had a wide range of interests. He was a skilled carpenter, a talented artist, and an avid gardener. He also enjoyed fishing, dancing, and playing shuffleboard with his friends at the VFW. He did volunteer work at the VFW, Amvets, and American Legion. Mr. McEvers was a member of Lynnville United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at the Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, south of Jacksonville. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home where the family will meet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Hospice Care of Central Illinois, Jacksonville Branch.

Mrs. Fern McFarland (Mansfield)
Fern Mansfield McFarland, 91, of Jacksonville died early Thursday morning, May 30, 2002 at Modern Care Convalescent Center in Jacksonville. She was born on March 5, 1911 in Scottville the daughter of Everett E. and Sara Evaline Hart Mansfield. She married Andrew W. McFarland on January 12, 1933 in Jacksonville and he preceded her in death on September 6, 1972.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and her close friend and caregiver Joann Lindemann of South Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters.
Mrs. McFarland worked at J.Capps and Sons in Jacksonville for 48 years. She was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Association.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2002 at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, south of Jacksonville. Friends may call from 1 to 2:45 p.m. on Saturday at the Williamson Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Modern Care Resident’s Activity Fund.

Mr. Carroll L. McGinnis
Carroll L. McGinnis, 62, of Hutsonville and formerly of Jacksonville, died Thursday morning, March 21, 2002 at Crawford memorial Hospital in Robinson. He was born on November 9, 1939 in Moline the son of William Harold and Marie Parlier McGinnis.
He is survived by two sons, Layne Hayden (wife, Amy) McGinnis and Shaun Eric (wife, Chris) McGinnis, both of Jacksonville; two grandsons; one brother, Thomas Leland (wife, Ruth) McGinnis, and one sister, Wilma Werries, both of Jacksonville.
Mr. McGinnis was a 1957 graduate of Chapin High School and attended the University of Illinois. He served in the United States Army from 1961-63. Mr. McGinnis was an accomplished musician, as a vocalist, saxophonist, and accordionist. He majored in music and played in the band while at the U. of I. and was also a member of the United States Army Band.
Mr. McGinnis was employed as a lab technician at Anderson-Clayton in Jacksonville in the mid 1960’s. He was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church at Concord.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2002 at the Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Arcadia Cemetery. The family will meet friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Concord United Methodist Church.

Mr. Richard Lee "Short" McGlasson
Richard L. “Short” McGlasson, age 85, of White Hall, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 28, 2002 at his residence. He was born Nov. 23, 1916 in Glasgow, the son of Earl and Daisy Day McGlasson. He married Maudie L. Leach on Oct. 22, 1940 in Bowling Green, Missouri and she survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Shirley Jean (husband, Fred) Fry of Versailles; 2 grandchildren, Richard E. (wife, Stacey) Fry and Kerry L. Fry, both of Clayton; 2 great grandchildren, Brock and Brandi; and two sisters, Inez McGlasson of Winchester and Joyce Ray of Glasgow. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Audrey; five brothers, Eugene, Burl, Earl, Russell and Darrell McGlasson and one sister, Dorothy Young. Mr. McGlasson was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the European Theater. He worked for Black’s Chevrolet-Oldsmobile in White Hall as parts manager and shop foreman for 32 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the White Hall First Christian Church, the White Hall VFW Post 7684 and the White Hall American Legion Post. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002 at the Pine Tree Cemetery near Patterson. Memorials are suggested to Meals On Wheels. The Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Mary Helen McGownd
Mary Helen McGownd, 83, of Jacksonville, died Saturday morning, August 10, 2002 at Prairie Village Health Care in Jacksonville. She was born on August 24, 1918 in Jacksonville, the daughter of Robert L. and Edna B. Epperson McGownd. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold McGownd, Lloyd McGownd, Francis McGownd, Robert McGownd, and two infant brothers; one sister, Pearl McGownd Timmerman, and one infant sister. Ms. McGownd had worked at Oddfellows Children’s Homes. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, south of Jacksonville. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice. The Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Reggie McGuire
Reggie McGuire, 56, Winchester passed away early Wednesday afternoon (June 12, 2002) at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. He was born August 7, 1945 in Jacksonville the son of Leonard James and Alma Marie Coultas McGuire. Survivors include his mother Alma Marie McGuire of Winchester, a son Jamie (wife Amber) McGuire of White Hall and 2 grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his father and an infant sister Dale Elaine McGuire. Mr. McGuire was a 1963 graduate of Winchester High School and Quincy Technical School. He was a US Navy veteran serving as a Radar man aboard the USS Blue, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He had worked for McCann Goodyear Tire in Winchester then for over 20 years he was Ski Lift Maintenance Supervisor for the Winter Park Ski Resort in Colorado. Returning to Illinois he worked for Vortman Plumbing and Heating and also for the Jacksonville Journal Courier as a Bulk Delivery Driver. He was a member of the Winchester American Legion and St. Marks Church in Winchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Saturday (June 15, 2002) at St. Marks Church in Winchester. Burial will be in St. Marks Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted. Friends may call after 3:00 PM Friday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester where the family will meet with friends from 6:00 until 7:30 PM, Prayer service at 5:30 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Winchester EMS.

Mrs. Aileen McKean (Western)
Aileen McKean, 78, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday morning, December 17, 2002, at the Transitional Care Unit at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville. She was born on November 30, 1924, near Franklin, the daughter of Clyde and Verda Helton Western. She married James McKean on October 30, 1945 and he preceded her in death on December 15, 1995. She is survived by two sons, Thomas (wife, Anne) McKean and Lee (wife, Debbie) McKean, both of Jacksonville; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Amos Western (surviving wife Frances of Jacksonville.) Mrs. McKean was a homemaker and kept busy with the family farm operation southeast of Jacksonville. Earlier in life she had worked at Toyland on the square in Jacksonville and as a cook for School District 117. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and the Morgan County Home Extension. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, crafts, and cooking, and was the longtime den leader of Cub Scout Pack 113. Her greatest joys included her grandchildren, preparing family meals, and organizing and hosting the annual Fourth of July celebration held on the family farm. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2002, at the Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Asbury Cemetery near Jacksonville. Friends may call after 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home where the family will meet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Asbury United Methodist Church or Asbury Cemetery.

Mrs. Doris J. McLaughlin (Clement)
Doris J. McLaughlin, 70, of Jacksonville died Wednesday morning, June 12, 2002 at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. She was born on February 20, 1932 in Jacksonville the daughter of Lloyd and Hester Faye Maurer Clement.
She is survived by two sons, John (wife, Lisa) McLaughlin of Tracy, California and Michael McLaughlin of Oregon City, Oregon; nine grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, David McLaughlin and Robert McLaughlin.
Mrs. McLaughlin was a packer at Mobil Chemical for many years. She was an avid reader and attended New Life Church at White Hall.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, south of Jacksonville. The family will meet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or New Life Church Native American Missions.

Mrs. Tecia M. McMahan (Buckles)
Tecia M. Mc Mahan, 94, of Palmyra, Illinois, died Sunday, January 13, 2002 at Carlinville Area Hospital in Carlinville, Illinois. She was born April 24, 1907 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky , the daughter of Ernest Logan and Nancy Ellen Bedwell Buckles. She married Orvillle Kirtland Mc Mahan on Febuary 19, 1930 in Springfield, Illinois, who preceded her in death on March 22, 1992.
She was a cook at the Jacksonville Country Club and was employed at Steinheimers Drug Store in Jacksonville, Illinois. She was a member American Legion Auxillary Post # 1034,and a charter member of the Silver Strands in Palmyra, Illinois. She was also a member of the Palmyra Christian Church in Palmyra, Illinois.
She is survived by her son; William E. Mc Mahan (companion Orene Kreider), of St. Louis Missouri; 4 grandchildren; Belinda Marie (Wayne) Hutchens of Chatham, Illinois; Diane Marie (Bob) Cooley of Jacksonville, Illinois; Donald L. Mc Mahan of Jacksonville, Illinois; and William E.(Olga) Mc Mahan Jr. of Mesa, Arizona. Also surviving are 11 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30am Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at the Stults -Neece Funeral Home in Palmyra, Illinois, with family receiving friends from 4pm to 8pm Tueday, January 15, 2002 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to Silver Strands.
Tecia was preceeded in death by her parents; brothers, Warren Buckles and Ben Buckles and 1 sister Myrtle Peck.

Mrs. Helen Juanita McManus (Toler)
Helen Juanita Toler McManus, 74, of South Jacksonville died Friday, April 12, 2002 at White Hall Multicare Center in White Hall. She was born on February 26, 1928 in Jacksonville the daughter of Thomas and Fronia Upton Toler.
She is survived by one daughter, AnitaFern Boesch of Oklahoma; three grandchildren, one brother, Homer Toler of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews including Reggie (wife, Sharon) Toler of Frankin, by whom she was cared for for many years. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Ernest Toler, Cecil Toler, Merle Toler, Alfie Toler, and Earl Smith; and one sister, Dorothy Thornton.
Mrs. McManus was retired from the Jacksonville Developmental Center and a member of the Church of Our Saviour.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, south of Jacksonville. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer Disease Foundation. The Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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