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Westfield, Indiana Joyce Annette Nelson 1940 — 2024 Joyce Annette English Nelson, 83, of Westfield, Indiana, died at 2:28 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at IU Health North Hospital - Carmel following an illness. Joyce was born November 27, 1940, in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of William Glen and Mattie Marie (Roach) English. She married Frederick Nelson on July 2, 1960, and they were married for 23 years. She is survived by her children, Kim Rubendunst of Westfield, Indiana and Mark (Amy Allers) Nelson of Chicago, Illinois; grandson, Robert Beau (Maggie) Rubendunst, and granddaughter Annie Rubendunst; one sister, Glenda Inness of Galesburg; and nieces and nephews, Kari Forster, Erin Morris and Ron VanFleet. She was preceded in death by... Cortland, Indiana H. Ray Moore 1935 — 2023 Harold Ray Moore, 88, of Cortland, Indiana, passed away on November 30, 2023 surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle against Parkinson's. Harold, born June 27, 1935 in Nashville, Indiana, was the son of Harold and Elma Moore. He was preceded in death by his parents and three older brothers, Merrill Moore, Keith Moore, and Loren Moore. Harold, known to his loved ones as Ray, is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet Thompson Moore, his daughter, Lesa Moore and his son, Bryan (Lisa Dillman) Moore of Indianapolis. Ray was a loving grandfather to his two granddaughters, Emery, and Anaya. Ray was reared on a farm near Nashville, Indiana and Brown County State Park. At age... Indianapolis, Indiana Robert L. Morgan 1936 — 2023 MORGAN, Robert Lee- - "Bob", age 86, formerly of Galesburg, Illinois. He passed away peacefully with his family on November 1st, 2023, after a long battle with Dementia. He and Alberta resided in his beloved town of Galesburg for 84 years until they moved to Indianapolis in 2021 to be closer to family. Bob was born on December 24, 1936, to William and Bernice Morgan in New Concord, Ohio. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1954 and from Western Illinois University in 1960. He later received his master's from Northeast Missouri State. Bob began his teaching career at Cook Elementary School. He then transitioned to Churchill Junior High in 1962, where he continued his admirable... Greenwood, Indiana Harlene M. Baker 1960 — 2023 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harlene Marie Baker. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend entered into eternal rest at the age of 63 on October 9, 2023. A resident of Greenwood she was born on August 16, 1960 in Galesburg, Illinois to the late Harold E. and Dorothy H. (Smith) Shanks. She was an active participant in all things regarding her school age children, even through college. Her participation ranged in a variety of support roles including being a marching band mom and providing a myriad of services to her kid's various extracurriculars. These school and athletic activities were the clubs to which she belonged and she loved participating... Largo,, Florida Michael James Flaherty 1946 — 2023 Celebrating the life of Michael Flaherty, formerly of Pekin and Galesburg, IL, who passed away in Largo, FL on April 13 from heart disease. Michael was born on March 3, 1946, in Galesburg, IL where he lived until attending Western Illinois University in Macomb. His parents were John Flaherty and Ethel Carlson Flaherty. He attended Galesburg High School, Western Illinois University, where he graduated with a B.S. in Political Science, and Bradley University, where he obtained an M.S. in Education. After graduation, he began a career as a teacher at Washington Junior High in Pekin. He developed an innovative classroom model during his teaching career, and he tutored homebound students. He... Indianapolis, Indiana Marian Beverly Tingley 1936 — 2023 Marian Beverly (Totten) Tingley, 86, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Franciscan Health-St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Beverly was born November 11, 1936, in Alexis, Illinois, the daughter of Sherman Arthur and Marie Anna Bair Totten. She married Francis David "Bud" Tingley Jr. on October 4, 1959, and he survives. She graduated from high school in Alexis, Illinois, before attending Northwestern Dental School in Chicago and began working at Galesburg Research Hospital as a hygienist/psychiatric aide. After completing her dental hygiene degree, she went to work for Dr. Hodierne in Galesburg from 1969-1981. Beverly was a long-standing member of the First... Galesburg, Illinois Shirley Ann Roach Sutor 1937 — 2022 Shirley Ann Roach Sutor, of Frisco, Texas, died at age 85 on her birthday, July 22, 2022, at 3:18 pm, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, the second of four children, to Elsie Mae and Howard Roach. She grew up in Galesburg, Illinois and graduated from Galesburg High School, then worked at the Board of Education where she met John Miles Sutor, whom she married on June 9, 1957. Shirley and John were married until his death in October of 2002. Shirley led a very active life, involved with the First United Methodist Church of Galesburg, Home Culture Club, and was an avid bridge player. She was an excellent craftswoman who sewed, knitted, painted but... Dean, Texas Lawrence Eugene Murdock 1942 — 2022 Lawrence Eugene Murdock, 80, of Dean passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Lawrence was born on January 24, 1942 to the late Harold and Ada (Riggle) Murdock in Galesburg, Illinois. He graduated from Galesburg High School, where he excelled in sports and set many school records in track and field. Lawrence furthered his education by receiving his Bachelor's degree at Knox College and later, he received his Masters degree at New Mexico State. Lawrence worked in the aerospace industry in many areas in the United States. He was noted for working on many different systems including: the Apache Helicopter, the B-2 bomber and the latest F-35 Lightening jet. After he retired, he moved to Texas... Elkhorn, Wisconsin Elizabeth Ann Gudeman 1949 — 2022 Elizabeth "Liz" A. Gudeman, 72 of Elkhorn, WI died Sunday April 17, 2022 at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center. She was born May 1, 1949 in Monmouth, IL the daughter of the late Lewis E. and Mary G. (Barry) Ishmael. She was united in marriage to Herman H. Gudeman on September 15, 1973 in Quincy, IL. For over 17 years Liz worked as receptionist for Holton Manor Nursing Home Elkhorn, WI. She was a devote member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Elkhorn, WI involved with the bible study and the book club. She enjoyed scrapbooking. Her greatest joy in life was her family, Liz was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by her husband of 48 years, Herman,... Bonita Springs, FL Guy A. Clark 1944 — 2022 Guy A. Clark 78, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2022. Originally form Galesburg, IL, Guy retired from farming to make his home in Bonita Springs, FL. Guy and his loving companion and wife Sandy, enjoyed boating, playing cards and games especially dominoes with their many friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Sandy (n?e Grosjean-Mead) Clark, his sister, Cayce Hoffmaster, and his nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Margaret (n?e Gans) Clark. The Clark family would also like to thank the staff at Joanne's House at Hope Hospice, Inspired Living and Soleras in helping with his final journey. Guy will be missed by many close... Mesquite, Texas Howard F. Mureen 1924 — 2022 Howard Frederick Mureen, 97, passed away on January 10, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on January 17, 1924 in Galesburg, Illinois to Elof and Ruth Mureen. Howard was raised in Galesburg, Illinois and went to serve as a Sargent in the Army as a radio repairman during WWII from March 15, 1943 to January 4, 1946. After returning from war, Howard received his Electrical Engineering Degree from Chicago Tech. He married Beebe Bonalyn Kelley in 1949 and the couple had two children. In his spare time Howard enjoyed taking many photographs, developing the film and printing his pictures in his darkroom. His family and friends will always remember him as a "camera bug." Howard is preceded in death... Granville Rev. Robert Spilman 1947 — 2021 Rev. Robert Spilman, age 74, former pastor of the Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord in Spring Valley, passed away on Christmas morning at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. The funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Father Bob will begin at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 30 at Nativity of Our Lord Parish (St. Anthony Church) in Spring Valley. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Granville. Visitation for Fr. Bob will be held Thursday, at the church, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley, is honored to be handling the arrangements. He was born on April 18, 1947 in Galesburg to George and Betty (Dillon) Spilman. Rev. Spilman was a veteran... New Port Richey Sandra Kay White 1944 — 2021 White, Sandra Kay, nee Clevenger, of New Port Richey, Florida, formerly of Galesburg, Illinois, 77 years old, passed away on November 9, 2021, in her home. She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly West (Byron) Stone, of Island Lake, Illinois, Ellen Hankins, of New Port Richey, Florida, Tonja West (Chris) Gonzalez, of Galesburg, Illinois; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister Pamela (Jerry) Kimble, of Sparland, Illinois; brother, Larry (Monica) Clevenger, of Knoxville, Illinois; best friend, Allen Berkman; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Bertis and Dena Carlson; and three step-brothers, Rodney, Larry, and Richard Carlson.... Walkersville Robert L. Pickard 1933 — 2021 Robert L. Pickard, 87, of Walkersville, Maryland, departed this life on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Born on May 21, 1933 in Galesburg, Illinois, he was the son of the late Lee and Verna Pickard. Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eleanor Pickard; two sons, Rob (Kim) Pickard of Montana and Kurt (Collette) Pickard of Tennessee; six grandchildren; and a brother, Fred Pickard. Bob was a 1953 graduate of Galesburg High School and was inducted into the US Army in 1953. He was discharged in 1955 and held the rank of Corporal. During his time in the Army, Bob was a paratrooper and was awarded several medals. He worked in management with manufacturing until his retirement. Bob was a... Bloomington Betty Lou Farr 1926 — 2021 Betty Lou Watters Farr went to heaven on October 3, 2021. She was 95 years old. Born in her grandparents' home on a farm in Henderson County, Illinois, on July 2, 1926, she was the daughter of Seth and Mary Watters. Betty was valedictorian of her Alpha High School graduating class, and finished secretarial school in Galesburg, Illinois. She and her husband Jay Farr raised four daughters, all uniquely talented and strong? Kathy Lindroth (Brian), Mary Beth Putnam (Stan) , Teri Farr, and Becky McClellan (Pat). She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Betty was a waitress for one day at Woo's Chinese Restaurant in Macomb, IL, a secretary, a stay-at-home mom, and... Winter Haven, FL Donald Joseph Regnier 1949 — 2021 Donald Joseph Regnier, 72, of Winter Haven, born in Kankakee, Illinois on August 2,1949, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on September 27, 2021. He lived in Winter Haven with his wife for the last 6 years in Cypress Creek Village. He and his wife, Pat lived in Wataga, Il. for 42 years. Don attended St. Patrick's Catholic High School/Bishop McNamara. Don completed his Bachelor of Business degree from Troy State, Montgomery, Alabama. He married Patricia Ann Liebendorfer on December 18,1971 and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this coming December. Don owned and operated two hearing aid offices in central Illinois. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic... Dubuque Rex E. Hennenfent 1934 — 2021 Rex Eugene Hennenfent, 86, of Dubuque died Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Luther Manor in Dubuque. He was a man who loved his family and dedicated his life to his wife and children. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until 10:30 am Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Church of the Resurrection. Masks are required, and we ask that you please respect our current social distancing requirements. If you are not feeling well or are unable to attend, we encourage you to visit to send a message to Rex's family. The Mass of Christian Burial for Rex will be 10:30 am Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Church of the Resurrection with Rev. Msgr. James Miller as the Celebrant. Masks are required, and we... Vero Beach, Florida James J. Gustine 1934 — 2021 James J. Gustine, Vero Beach, FL, died April 7, 2021, at the Cleveland Clinic in Vero Beach. He was born in Chicago, IL, the son of Franklin J. Gustine and Opal Johns Gustine Peterson. He married Carolyn Polousky in 1959. He married Kay Stevens in 1972. Surviving are his daughters Jennifer (Steve) Ator, Danville, IL, Cynthia (Scott) Sherman, Pine, CO, Joanna (Steve) Streb, Iowa City, IA, Michael (Liz) Stevens, Thorton, CO, Chrystal (Jeff) Poplett, Galesburg, IL, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A nephew, Jerry (Lori) Gustine, Colorado Springs, CO also survives. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Franklin Gustine. Jim graduated from Galesburg High School... Cambridge, Wisconsin David Bartz 1964 — 2021 David Daniel Bartz, 56, of Cambridge, WI passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021 at his home. Dave was born on June 27, 1964 in Moline, IL to Daniel "Darryl" and Lavona (Anderson) Bartz. He graduated from Southwestern High School in Hazel Green, WI and later attended the University of Dubuque- IA. Dave earned his Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Lacrosse and went on to earn his Master Degree in Health Administration at Western Governors University. On December 15, 1990, Dave married the love of his life, Brenda Clay, and together they raised a family and created a wonderful life together. Dave's true passion was youth sports. He showed his love for the game by coaching basketball at...
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