Nora Jo Lewis

Nora Jo Lewis, 61, of Springfield, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center.Nora was born May 13, 1955 in Springfield, the daughter of Robert H. and Elizabeth A. Fleck Terry Sr. They preceded her in death. She married Robert Anthony Lewis Jr. on May 6, 1972 in Decatur; he preceded her in death February 15, 2011. Nora graduated from […]

Bullets blank Argenta for regional title

Three days after escaping by the skin of their teeth, Cody Womack made sure the Williamsville Bullets baseball team would not need a late inning rally Saturday.Womack allowed only two hits and no walks and fanned four while needing only 68 pitches as the Bullets blanked Argenta-Oreana 4-0 in the Riverton Regional final.The win moved the Bullets into a Wednesday […]

David E. Weir

David E. Weir, 87, of New Berlin, died Monday, May 23, 2016 at Advocate Bromenn Medical Center. Arrangements are pending. McCullough-Delaney & Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (217) 488-3535 

Ross C. Butzow

Ross C. Butzow, 76, of Wellington passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016. He was born April 26, 1940 in Lovejoy Township, the son of Lewis G. and Velma Anna Butzow. He married JoAnn Steiner in 1964.He was a firefighter for the Wellington-Greer Fire Department for 44 years and was fire chief for 27 years.  Surviving are his wife, JoAnn; a daughter, […]

John F. Lawson

John F. “Jack” Lawson, 77, of Springfield, died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center.He was born January 2, 1939 in Springfield, the son of Paul LaRue and Frances “Dollie” Anning Lawson. He married Darlene “Dolly” Sandra Alexander and she preceded him in death in 2014. Also preceding him in death was a son, John Lawson, Jr.Surviving are one […]

Donald Elston Sr.

Donald Elston Sr., 74, of Midland, Texas, formerly of Rochester, passed away.He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara. Survivors include two sons, Donald (Leslie) Elston Jr. and Jack (Tara) Elston, both of Springfield; two daughters, Deanna (Greg) Blair of Midland, Texas and Kymi Campbell of Jerome; and six grandchildren.In honor of his wishes, Donald’s remains will be donated to […]

Stacy A. McMinn

Stacy A. McMinn, 45, of Springfield, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at her home.She was born November 4, 1970, in Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of David A. and Ann L. Huber McMinn. Stacy graduated from Auburn High School and was employed at Goodwill for 12 years. She was involved with Special Olympics.She is survived by her parents, Ann L. Hopkins of […]

Duane Theobald

Duane Theobald, 89, of Springfield, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. He was born July 24, 1926 in Springfield, the son of Francis Dean and Lucy Ching Theobald. He married Mary C. Spoonemore 1954. She preceded him in death in 2014.Duane had worked for Luer’s Shoe Store and Sears. He also was a ranger and starter at […]

Mark Oaks

Mark Oaks “Oaksie”, 62, of Auburn, passed away at his residence, Thursday, May 19, 2016.He was born in Moline, March 31, 1954, the son of Rev. William and Marilyn Oaks. Mark was an All-City baseball and football player for Springfield High School in 1972. Mark retired from the State of Illinois.He is survived by wife Lori; daughters, Mindy (Kevin) Gade of […]

Engeltje VanderKooy-Lemke

Engeltje) “Elly” VanderKooy-Lemke, 85, of Chatham, formerly of Lake Villa, Illinois, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at her residence. She was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands  November 4, 1930, the daughter of Evert and Christina Vanderwulp Hieter. Elly was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy and her daughter JoAnn VanderKooy-Maaser. She was raised in the Netherlands during WWII. Much of her […]