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Brenda J. Maas

Lincoln — Brenda J. Maas, 79, of Lincoln, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. Funeral Services for Brenda will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln with Mrs. Rachael Judd officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Burial will be at a later date in the Zion Cemetery in Lincoln.

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Karen S. McDaniel

Pekin — Karen S. McDaniel, 68, of Pekin, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at her daughter’s home. A Celebration of Karen’s life will be held at a later date. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Karen Sue McDaniel was born on May 30, 1955, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Lawrence and Della M. Alexander McDaniel. She is survived by her children: Diane Tangman and Joseph Tangman; five grandchildren: Samantha Logan, Aaron Logan, Tori Logan, Tyler Alsdorf

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Gregg A. Laurence

Lincoln – Gregg A. Laurence, 69, of Lincoln, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Services for Gregg will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Jefferson Street Christian Church. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Mr. Michael Mallick and Mr. Mike Nichols. Please bring photos, memories, and stories to share. Gregg Allan Laurence was born

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Russell D. Huffaker, Sr.

Decatur – Russell D. Huffaker, Sr., 58, of Decatur, passed away on November 21, 2023, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Cremation Rites have been accorded. No Services are planned. Russell Dean Huffaker was born January 2, 1965, in Clinton, the son of Dorothy Huffaker. He is survived by one son, Russell D. Huffaker, Jr. Russell was preceded in death by his parents. He enjoyed walking and watching television. Russell had worked at the china

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Gary P. Cecil

Mt. Pulaski — Gary P Cecil, 68, of Mt. Pulaski, formerly of Lincoln, passed away at his daughter’s home on Monday, November 27, 2023. No Services are scheduled at this time. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Gary Phillip Cecil was born on February 10, 1955, in Lincoln, the son of Kenneth Lloyd and Ethel Viola Holladay Cecil. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Laughery. Surviving him is one daughter: Holly (Rick) McGlothlin; two

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Doris E. Reinhart

Waynesville – Doris E. Reinhart, 90, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023, at 3:24 a.m. at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Doris had resided at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy for many years. With her positive attitude, Doris fought for many years through heart, kidney, and diabetes struggles. Services for Doris will be held in Waynesville at the Waynesville United Methodist Church. Visitation on Friday, December 1, 2023, will be from 4:00 p.m. –

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John W. Meyers

Lincoln – John W. Meyers, 77, of Lincoln, passed away at OSF St. Francis Transitional Care Hospital in Peoria, on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Services for Mr. Meyers will be held at Peasley Funeral Home on Saturday, November 25, 2023, beginning with Visitation at 11:00 a.m., followed by Funeral Services at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery in Lincoln on Monday, November 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. John William Meyers was born

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Howard A. Kirk

Lincoln — Howard A. Kirk, 83, of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, in the outstanding care of Imboden Creek Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center in Decatur. Howard was born in Lincoln, on March 19, 1940, the son of Henry A. Kirk and Evelyn Young Kirk Knowles. Howard graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1958. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 82nd Airborne from 1959-1963. Howard was honorably

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Frances E. Nollman

Atlanta – Frances E. Nollman, 84, of Atlanta, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Services for Frances will be held at the Atlanta Christian Church on Friday, November 17, 2023. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. followed immediately by Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Mr. David Harmon. Burial will follow at the Atlanta Cemetery. Frances “Frannie” E. Leesman was born September 30, 1939, in Atlanta,

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Jeremy L. Fowler

Lincoln — Jeremy Lawrence Fowler passed away peacefully on November 4, 2023, in his apartment in Lincoln. The coroner has determined that he died of natural causes and that his MS contributed to his death. Cremation Rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Graveside Services are pending. Jeremy was born on April 1,1980, at OSF St. Mary’s in Galesburg. He graduated from Avon Senior High School

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Frances C. Montgomery

Mason City — Frances C. Montgomery, 89, of Mason City, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. No Services are scheduled at this time. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Frances Christine Bowman was born on August 4, 1934, in Southport, North Carolina, the daughter of Edgar F. and Eunice Larsen Bowman, Sr. She is survived by her children: Roberta Henderson, Bob Montgomery, Donald Montgomery, and Michael Montgomery; six grandchildren: Nathan

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Shawn Larson

Lincoln – Shawn Larson, 48, of Atlanta, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2023, at the Lincoln Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Burial will be at Braceville Cemetery in Braceville, IL. Shawn Larson was born June 11, 1975, the son of Andrea S. Kwasiewski and Edward J. Larson. He is survived by his mother, Andrea (Tim) Speir, two brothers: Jeff (Annette Mueller) Larson and Timothy A. Larson, and one sister: Tracy

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Larry R. Mileham

Decatur — Larry R. Mileham, 69, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at the Decatur Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. A Memorial Service for Larry will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln with Rev. Joseph Dondanville officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery

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Steven W. Baker

Lincoln — Steven W. Baker, 69, of Lincoln passed away on Friday, September 29, 2023, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. No Services are scheduled. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Steven William Baker was born on May 15, 1954, in Lincoln the son of Donald Eugene and Margaret Tumilty Baker. He is survived by three children: Brian (Katie) Baker, Eric (Theresa) Baker, and Michelle Gordon; stepmother: Cheryl Baker; two sisters: Pamela Baker and Julie

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Marilyn V. Taylor

Piper City – Marilyn V. Taylor, 87, passed away at Piper City Rehab and Living Center on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 5:16 p.m. Private graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln. Marilyn was born in Bloomington, May 2, 1936, the daughter of Richard and Hilda Guilfoyle. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Taylor. He preceded Marilyn in death in 1993. Marilyn is survived by

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Janet E. Price

Lincoln — Janet E. Price, 81, of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at St. Clara’s Rehab and Senior Care Center in Lincoln. Private family services will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln. Janet Eileen Lee was born on September 23, 1941, in Lincoln, at St. Clara’s Hospital, the daughter of Robert and Helen Dee Lee. She was united

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Buddy A. Godbey

Kenny — Buddy A. Godbey, 80, of Kenney, Illinois passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. No Services are scheduled. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Buddy Ackley Godbey was born on April 16, 1943 in Decatur the son of Merle Ackley and Nellie Alberta Tomlinson Godbey. He was united in marriage to Loretta Mae Varner on May 20, 2006. She survives. Also surviving are his two sisters: Ruth (Bill) Stull and Judy

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Robert “Bob” D. Farmer

Lincoln — On Sunday September 3, 2023, at 4:40 a.m., Robert “Bob” Duane Farmer, 85, passed away with his wife of 63 years by his side. He was a wonderful man, and we thank the Lord for his life and the many wonderful memories. Bob, a lifelong resident of Logan County – whose surname reflects his occupation, was a fourth generation Farmer in Logan County and the last of that generation that remained in the

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Douglas “Doug” L. Ritterbush

Lincoln — Douglas “Doug” L. Ritterbush, 58, of Lincoln, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. A Memorial Service for Doug will be held on Monday, September 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg with Pastor Steven Goodwin officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg. Burial will be in Hartsburg

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Mardell L. Bottles

McLean – Mardell L. Bottles, 66, of McLean, passed away at her home, surrounded by loved ones, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Mardell Lynn Ahlstrom was born September 29, 1956, the daughter of Leland “Pete” and Lois Lindgren Ahlstrom. She was united in marriage to Kevin Bottles on November 14, 1987. He survives. Mardell is also survived by three children: Dustin (Barbie) Bottles, Justin Bottles, and Jessica MacKay; ten grandchildren: Jaicee, Austin, Madison, Ashton, Aubrey,

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Brenda J. Maas

Lincoln — Brenda J. Maas, 79, of Lincoln, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. Funeral Services for Brenda will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln with Mrs. Rachael Judd officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Burial will be at a later date in the Zion Cemetery in Lincoln.

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Karen S. McDaniel

Pekin — Karen S. McDaniel, 68, of Pekin, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at her daughter’s home. A Celebration of Karen’s life will be held at a later date. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Karen Sue McDaniel was born on May 30, 1955, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Lawrence and Della M. Alexander McDaniel. She is survived by her children: Diane Tangman and Joseph Tangman; five grandchildren: Samantha Logan, Aaron Logan, Tori Logan, Tyler Alsdorf

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Gregg A. Laurence

Lincoln – Gregg A. Laurence, 69, of Lincoln, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Services for Gregg will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Jefferson Street Christian Church. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Mr. Michael Mallick and Mr. Mike Nichols. Please bring photos, memories, and stories to share. Gregg Allan Laurence was born

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Russell D. Huffaker, Sr.

Decatur – Russell D. Huffaker, Sr., 58, of Decatur, passed away on November 21, 2023, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Cremation Rites have been accorded. No Services are planned. Russell Dean Huffaker was born January 2, 1965, in Clinton, the son of Dorothy Huffaker. He is survived by one son, Russell D. Huffaker, Jr. Russell was preceded in death by his parents. He enjoyed walking and watching television. Russell had worked at the china

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Gary P. Cecil

Mt. Pulaski — Gary P Cecil, 68, of Mt. Pulaski, formerly of Lincoln, passed away at his daughter’s home on Monday, November 27, 2023. No Services are scheduled at this time. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Gary Phillip Cecil was born on February 10, 1955, in Lincoln, the son of Kenneth Lloyd and Ethel Viola Holladay Cecil. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Laughery. Surviving him is one daughter: Holly (Rick) McGlothlin; two

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Doris E. Reinhart

Waynesville – Doris E. Reinhart, 90, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023, at 3:24 a.m. at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Doris had resided at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy for many years. With her positive attitude, Doris fought for many years through heart, kidney, and diabetes struggles. Services for Doris will be held in Waynesville at the Waynesville United Methodist Church. Visitation on Friday, December 1, 2023, will be from 4:00 p.m. –

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John W. Meyers

Lincoln – John W. Meyers, 77, of Lincoln, passed away at OSF St. Francis Transitional Care Hospital in Peoria, on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Services for Mr. Meyers will be held at Peasley Funeral Home on Saturday, November 25, 2023, beginning with Visitation at 11:00 a.m., followed by Funeral Services at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery in Lincoln on Monday, November 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. John William Meyers was born

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Howard A. Kirk

Lincoln — Howard A. Kirk, 83, of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, in the outstanding care of Imboden Creek Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center in Decatur. Howard was born in Lincoln, on March 19, 1940, the son of Henry A. Kirk and Evelyn Young Kirk Knowles. Howard graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1958. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 82nd Airborne from 1959-1963. Howard was honorably

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Frances E. Nollman

Atlanta – Frances E. Nollman, 84, of Atlanta, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Services for Frances will be held at the Atlanta Christian Church on Friday, November 17, 2023. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. followed immediately by Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Mr. David Harmon. Burial will follow at the Atlanta Cemetery. Frances “Frannie” E. Leesman was born September 30, 1939, in Atlanta,

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Jeremy L. Fowler

Lincoln — Jeremy Lawrence Fowler passed away peacefully on November 4, 2023, in his apartment in Lincoln. The coroner has determined that he died of natural causes and that his MS contributed to his death. Cremation Rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Graveside Services are pending. Jeremy was born on April 1,1980, at OSF St. Mary’s in Galesburg. He graduated from Avon Senior High School

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Frances C. Montgomery

Mason City — Frances C. Montgomery, 89, of Mason City, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. No Services are scheduled at this time. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Frances Christine Bowman was born on August 4, 1934, in Southport, North Carolina, the daughter of Edgar F. and Eunice Larsen Bowman, Sr. She is survived by her children: Roberta Henderson, Bob Montgomery, Donald Montgomery, and Michael Montgomery; six grandchildren: Nathan

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Shawn Larson

Lincoln – Shawn Larson, 48, of Atlanta, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2023, at the Lincoln Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Burial will be at Braceville Cemetery in Braceville, IL. Shawn Larson was born June 11, 1975, the son of Andrea S. Kwasiewski and Edward J. Larson. He is survived by his mother, Andrea (Tim) Speir, two brothers: Jeff (Annette Mueller) Larson and Timothy A. Larson, and one sister: Tracy

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Larry R. Mileham

Decatur — Larry R. Mileham, 69, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at the Decatur Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. A Memorial Service for Larry will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln with Rev. Joseph Dondanville officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery

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Steven W. Baker

Lincoln — Steven W. Baker, 69, of Lincoln passed away on Friday, September 29, 2023, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. No Services are scheduled. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Steven William Baker was born on May 15, 1954, in Lincoln the son of Donald Eugene and Margaret Tumilty Baker. He is survived by three children: Brian (Katie) Baker, Eric (Theresa) Baker, and Michelle Gordon; stepmother: Cheryl Baker; two sisters: Pamela Baker and Julie

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Marilyn V. Taylor

Piper City – Marilyn V. Taylor, 87, passed away at Piper City Rehab and Living Center on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 5:16 p.m. Private graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln. Marilyn was born in Bloomington, May 2, 1936, the daughter of Richard and Hilda Guilfoyle. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Taylor. He preceded Marilyn in death in 1993. Marilyn is survived by

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Janet E. Price

Lincoln — Janet E. Price, 81, of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at St. Clara’s Rehab and Senior Care Center in Lincoln. Private family services will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln. Janet Eileen Lee was born on September 23, 1941, in Lincoln, at St. Clara’s Hospital, the daughter of Robert and Helen Dee Lee. She was united

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Buddy A. Godbey

Kenny — Buddy A. Godbey, 80, of Kenney, Illinois passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. No Services are scheduled. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Buddy Ackley Godbey was born on April 16, 1943 in Decatur the son of Merle Ackley and Nellie Alberta Tomlinson Godbey. He was united in marriage to Loretta Mae Varner on May 20, 2006. She survives. Also surviving are his two sisters: Ruth (Bill) Stull and Judy

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Robert “Bob” D. Farmer

Lincoln — On Sunday September 3, 2023, at 4:40 a.m., Robert “Bob” Duane Farmer, 85, passed away with his wife of 63 years by his side. He was a wonderful man, and we thank the Lord for his life and the many wonderful memories. Bob, a lifelong resident of Logan County – whose surname reflects his occupation, was a fourth generation Farmer in Logan County and the last of that generation that remained in the

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Douglas “Doug” L. Ritterbush

Lincoln — Douglas “Doug” L. Ritterbush, 58, of Lincoln, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. A Memorial Service for Doug will be held on Monday, September 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg with Pastor Steven Goodwin officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg. Burial will be in Hartsburg

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Mardell L. Bottles

McLean – Mardell L. Bottles, 66, of McLean, passed away at her home, surrounded by loved ones, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Mardell Lynn Ahlstrom was born September 29, 1956, the daughter of Leland “Pete” and Lois Lindgren Ahlstrom. She was united in marriage to Kevin Bottles on November 14, 1987. He survives. Mardell is also survived by three children: Dustin (Barbie) Bottles, Justin Bottles, and Jessica MacKay; ten grandchildren: Jaicee, Austin, Madison, Ashton, Aubrey,

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