Harold E. Pyle, 87, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Regency Care in Springfield.

Alex Gregory McCray, 22, of St. Louis, died Saturday, January 4, 2020 at his home. He was born October 3, 1997 in Springfield, to Donald and Debra (Holmes) McCray.

Carole Ann “Dost” Woodward, 83, of Riverton, died Monday, January 20, 2020, at St. John’s Hospital. 

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Barbara Byerline passed away Friday, January 17, 2020. 

Coleen Jo Scott passed peacefully from this life on Monday, December 16, 2019, at the age of 76, in Llano, Texas after a short battle with cancer.  

Dr. William J. Kessler, 86, of Springfield, formerly of Auburn, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center.

William J. Bacon, 62, of Springfield, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at his home.

James R. Oglesby, 85, of Rochester died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his home. 

Barbara Ellen Berg, 86, of Chatham, died Friday, January 17, 2020, at Auburn Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

Abby Lynn Neisler, 24, of Springfield, formerly of Pawnee, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at her home. 

Donald E. Whitten, 84, of Morton, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, at home.

Jeanette J. McAfee, 84, of Auburn passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital.

Terry Lee Callahan, age 62, of Fowler, died on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in his home. 

Lindsay M. Thompson Letz, 31, of Springfield, died Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center. 

Todd C. Woods of Springfield passed away on January 5 at his residence. 

James R. “Tugboat” Strainis, formerly of Riverton, passed peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Atlanta, Ga. with his family by his side. 

Christopher Shadwick, 62, of Chatham, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Jerry Wayne Garvin, 76, of Springfield, died Saturday, January 11, 2020, at St. John’s Hospital Hospice. 

Joyce Ann Huber, 60, of Springfield, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 in Hillsboro.

Doris R. Chamness, 88, of Chatham, died Sunday, January 5, 2020, at her residence. 

John “Jack” William Bostic, 88, of Chatham, died Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center.

Sylvia S. “Suzy” Mielkaitis, 79, of Chatham, died Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her residence. 

Dale Wagner, 49, of Auburn passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center.

Efton John Fuchs, 47, of Springfield, formerly of Auburn, died at Memorial Medical Center.

Mary Alice Owens, 89, of Springfield, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020, at Mill Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center. 

Juanita E. Jennings, 85, of Bement, formerly of Auburn, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Janice Dee White, 58 of Auburn passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center.

Mary Jo Parola, 73, of Springfield, formerly of Auburn, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.

Robert E. McPherson, 87, of Anthony, Kansas, formerly of Pleasant Plains passed away January 6, 2020 at the Anthony Community Care Center.  

Glenn H. “Skip” Cox, Senior Chief Petty Officer USN Retired, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at his home.

Jackie (Jack) Earl Pascoe, 87, of Carlinville passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at Carlinville Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. 

Joyce Elaine Grimes, 87, of Chatham, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at her home at Villas of Hollybrook.

David C. Butcher, 66, of Chatham, formerly of Taylorville, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center.

Kenneth L. Hobbs 79 of Rochester passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Generations Nursing Home in Decatur.

Linda S. Lohse, 81 of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the Henry & Jane Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski. 

Cynthia “Cindy” Eardensohn, 61, of Lincoln, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center.

Gary Bobell, 89, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Timbercreek Village in Lincoln.

Janet R. Ruzic, 78, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020, at her home.

Leo S. Flynn, 83, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at The Villas Senior Care in Sherman. 

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, January 12 in Auburn, at the Auburn American Legion, 412 W. Adams St. between 1 and 3 p.m.  for Virginia D. (Jenny) Kaven, formerly of Auburn. She passed away November 29, 2019  at her residence in Motion Picture Trust Home in California. 

Donna J. (Theilen) Mapes, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away in the emergency room at Memorial Medical Center, Sunday, December 15, 2019. 

Charles William Foster, Jr., 67, of New Berlin, died Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center. 

Carol Mae Napier, 81, of Glenarm, died Monday, January 6, 2020 at Heritage Health. 

Catherine "Jane" Kramer, 99, of Chatham, died Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Elmcroft of Wyndcrest. 

Paul Ayers, 94, of Rochester, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at Heritage Health in Springfield.

Paul D. Morrison, 88, of rural New Berlin, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. 

Doris June Mathias, 89, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Heritage Health in Pana.

Constance “Connie” Sue Higgason, 60, of Pawnee passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 at her home in Pawnee. 

Judy A. Kane Willis, 78, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center.

Bonnie Marie Tinsley, 78, of Ashland, died Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Heritage Health in Jacksonville. 

Terry L. James, 62, of Lincoln, formerly of Divernon and Girard, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 in Lincoln.

Virginia D. (Jenny) Kaven of Woodland Hills, California, formerly of Auburn, passed away November 29, 2019  at her residence in Motion Picture Trust Home. 

Lois A. Glynn, 87, of Petersburg, died Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at St. John's Hospital.