Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor, 72, of Grayslake, formerly of Auburn, passed away December 9, 2015, at his home.The son of George and Blanche Taylor,  he was born September 12, 1943 in Belleville. He married Sharen McCall in 1966. Robert graduated from Auburn High School in 1961. He went to Illinois State University and completed a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Professionally, he coached […]

William Smith

William “Bill” Smith, 51, of Springfield, died Monday, December 7, 2015, at St. John’s Hospital.He was born December 15, 1963 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Henry and Peggy Eaglen Smith.Bill worked for the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge AF&AM Divernon Lodge 1158.He is survived by his son, William “Cody” […]

Jacqueline Power

Jacqueline Power, 53, of Springfield, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015, at her residence.She was born November. 9, 1962, in Springfield, the daughter of John “Jack” and Doris Peters Wilkin. She married Bruce William Power in 1993.She is survived by her husband, Bruce; two daughters, Bree N. Cody of Chatham and Hailey M. Power of Springfield; one grandson; three siblings, […]

Mary F. Smock

Mary F. Smock, 88, of Pawnee, died Friday, December 11, 2015, in Jacksonville.She was born May 29, 1927, in Bellflower, the daughter of Friend and Florence Catherine Barton Wells, Jr. She married Robert Paul Smock in 1951. He preceded her in death in 1994.Mrs. Smock graduated from Jacksonville High School, attended Illinois College and graduated from the University of Illinois, […]

Philip E. Guernsey

Philip E. “Pete” Guernsey, 73, of Pleasant Plains, died Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Illinois Veterans Home, after a lengthy illness.He was born December 17, 1941, in Mechanicsburg, the son of Clarence “Link” and Erma Beecraft Guernsey. He married Nancy Pickett in 1973. He was preceded in death by two sons, Donald and David Guernsey.Pete was a 1960 graduate of […]

Lois Shake

Lois Shake, 86, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center. Wilson Park Funeral Home in Edinburg is in charge of arrangements.

Donald L. Barnes

Donald L. Barnes, 73, of St. Charles, Missouri, formerly of Pawnee, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital in St. Peters, Missouri.He was born July 30, 1942, in Springfield, the son of Edgar and Lois Dickey Barnes, Sr.Surviving are two daughters, Theresa (Lance) McRee and Kristina (David) Gordon; and five grandchildren.Funeral services were held Monday, December […]

William E. Challis

William E. Challis, 99, of Bloomington, formerly of Chatham, died Thursday, November 26, 2015, at home.He was born November 29, 1915, in Webster Groves, Missouri and grew up in Lewistown, the only child of Edward Challis and Ione Blackwood Challis. He married Virginia Hendrix in 1941. She preceded him in death in 2011.  He was also preceded in death by […]

Carl E. Lay Sr.

Carl Edward Lay Sr., 88, formerly of Vandalia passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center.Carl was born May 16, 1927 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Frank and Minnie (Davis) Lay. He married Margaret Mabel Davidson in 1944. He was preceded in death by a son, Carl Edward Lay Jr. and a grandchild.Carl served in the US […]

Nancy Fahrenbocker

Nancy L. Fahrenbocker, 69,of Springfield, died Saturday, December 12, 2015, at her home.She was born July 10, 1946, in Springfield, the daughter of Albert F. and Helen DiGralmieo Jester. She married Elmer D. Fahrenbocker in 1999. He preceded her in death July 28, 2015.Surviving are her three sons,Thomas Herman of Pennsylvania, Scott (Misty Osborn) Herman of Springfield, and Bill (Rachel) […]