Obituaries

Clifford O Taylor

Sep 22, 2022

     Clifford O. Taylor, 96, of Lake Worth, Florida passed away September 22, 2022.

     Mr. Taylor was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He was the retired principal of Clifford O. Taylor Elementary School, Palm Spring, Florida.

     He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Ann Pearce Taylor in 2015.

     He will...

Shelby Louderback

Sep 22, 2022

     Shelby Louderback, 35, of Clayton, died at 12:30 pm Thursday, September 22, 2022 at her home.

     Born February 25, 1987, in Springfield, Illinois, Shelby was the daughter of Wilbur Louderback and Donna Gooding.

     Shelby attended Central Schools. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, especially Harley, Greyson, and Ryker.

     Survivors include her mother,...

George William Thomas Rae Jr.

Sep 8, 2022

     Mr. George Rae Jr., 78, of Clayton, died at 5:47 pm. Thursday, September 8, 2022 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

     Mr. Rae has been cremated. There are no service planned at this time.

     Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.

     The Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton handled the arrangements.

D. Elaine Fundell

Sep 6, 2022

     D. Elaine Fundell, 75, of Plainville, died at 5:12 am Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

     Born June 6, 1947, in Quincy, Elaine was the daughter of Horace and Margaret Belle Wartick Nelson.

     Elaine held various jobs throughout her life most recently focusing on house cleaning. She enjoyed sewing, tending to her yard and...

Melissa Blickhan

Sep 5, 2022

     Melissa A. Blickhan, 54, of Fowler, IL., died at 3:36 p.m. Monday, September 5, 2022, at her home.

     Born February 5, 1968, in Quincy, IL., Melissa was the daughter of Donald Dean and Beth A. Abel Flesner. She married Craig J. Blickhan on August 25, 2007, at St. Edward's The Confessor Catholic Church in Mendon, IL. He...

Jo Ann Johnson

Sep 2, 2022

Jo Ann Johnson, 74, of Plymouth, IL died at 2:54 am Friday September 2, 2022 at the Macomb Post Acute Care Center in Macomb, IL following a brief illness.

She was born on December 7, 1947 in Galesburg, IL to Vernon and Isabelle Phillips Wooldridge.

Jo Ann was a graduate of Plymouth High School. She retired after serving many years...

Darlene Joan "Penny" Padgett

Aug 27, 2022

     Darlene Joan "Penny" Padgett, 87, of Quincy,  (formerly of Camp Point) died at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022, at her home in Quincy.

     Born March 21, 1935, in Sutter,  Illinois, Penny was the daughter of Elmer and Mildred  Wollbrink Beeler. She married Jack H. Padgett on February 6, 1955.  He preceded her in death on December 15,...

Virgil E Davis

Aug 26, 2022

     Virgil E. Davis, 47, of Carbondale, formerly of Mendon, died Friday, August 26, 2022, at his home.

     Born November 7, 1974, in Quincy, Virgil was the son of Virgil N. and Helen Ann Sidwell Davis.

     Virgil was a graduate of Unity High School where he excelled as a pitcher on the baseball team. He loved to spend...

Janice K Myers

Aug 26, 2022

     Mrs. Janice K. Myers, 75, of rural Quincy, died at 9:05 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2022, at her home.

     Born February 11, 1947, in Quincy, Janice was the daughter of Leonard and Marjorie Harberts Leenerts. She married Ben H. Myers on November 30, 1991, in Camp Point, IL. He survives.

     Janice was raised on a farm...

Merlin "Pete" Eilers

Aug 10, 2022

     Merlin "Pete" Eilers, 81, of Golden, died at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at his home.

     Born June 24, 1941, in Quincy, Pete was the son of William and Blanche Marie Rigor Eilers. He married Karen Caldwell on July 20, 1968, at the Luther Memorial Church in Quincy. She survives.

     Pete held several jobs but...

Nancy Kelley

Aug 8, 2022

     Nancy J. Kelley, 65, of Quincy, IL., lived a full and colorful life. She had an infectious laugh and loved to tell stories. She lived in the moment and shared her heart with those she loved.

     She is survived by family and friends who will celebrate her life at a future date. The caregivers who...

Anita Rose Beckman-Hopson

Aug 6, 2022

     It comes with a heavy, shattered, and broken heart that we inform you the world has lost an extraordinary, amazing, kind, loving, beautiful soul inside and out. Anita Rose Beckman Hopson, 89, of Clayton, died at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Golden Good Shepherd Home.

     Born September 20, 1932, in Griggsville, IL. Anita was the daughter...

Glen White

Aug 6, 2022

Harold Glen White, 89, of Plymouth, IL died at 12:49 am Saturday August 6, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL.

He was born on October 22, 1932 near Bentley, IL to Baird and Helen Hardy White. He married Pat Hendrickson on November 24, 1973 in Augusta, IL. She survives.

Glen was a graduate of Carthage High School and served...

Troy VanFleet

Aug 3, 2022

Troy E. VanFleet, 50, of Bowen, IL passed away unexpectedly at 4:20 pm Wednesday August 3, 2022 in Augusta, IL.

He was born on August 28, 1971 in Macomb, IL to Alan E. and Susan Beal VanFleet. He married Mikayla Phillips on July 4, 2020 near Brooklyn, IL. She survives.

Troy was a 1990 graduate of Southeastern High School in Augusta, IL. He...

Danny Benge

Jul 27, 2022

     Ralph Daniel "Danny" Benge, 61, of Quincy, died Wednesday (July 27, 2022) at Timberpoint Healthcare Center in Camp Point.

     A graveside service will be held Tuesday (August 2, 2022) at 10:30 a.m. at Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy.

     Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.

     The Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point...

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