Norma E. Behrends

Norma E. Behrends, 85, of Easton passed away at 9:04 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Mason City Area Nursing Home. She was born on March 13, 1934 in Havana Township, the daughter of Louis and Pauline (Kipp) Siltman. She married Wellington P. Behrends on March 7, 1965 in Havana. Mrs. Behrends farmed…

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Helena “Lee” Emilie Schafer

Helena “Lee” Emilie Schafer, 96, of Havana, passed away at her home at 5:54 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. She was born March 16, 1923, in Hawkeye, Iowa, to Gustave and Ella (Ungerer) Begalske. She married Raymond Schafer on August 24, 1945. He preceded her in death on April 8, 2013. Mrs. Schafer is…

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John E. Roat

John E. Roat, 90, of Havana passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 5:22 a.m. at Mason District Hospital. He was born on September 14, 1928 to Henry and Julia (Hendricker) Roat in Havana. He married Phyllis Frampton on December 30, 1961 in Pekin, Illinois. She preceded him in death on January 13, 2014.…

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Kenneth L. Bath

Kenneth L. Bath, 85, of Canton, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Thursday May 2, 2019 at Graham Hospital. A private family graveside service will be held at Cuba Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church PO Box 214 Lewistown, IL, 61542. Condolences may be made at henrylange.com.

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Cecil Gilson Jr.

A life spent serving his country, community, church, and family came to an end on April 30, 2019, when Cecil Gilson Jr. left this life to journey to his heavenly home. Cecil was born on October 5, 1928 in Canton, the son of Cecil Gilson Sr. and Leah Showens Gilson. He married Elnora Bohm on…

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Mary Sue (Bennett) Black

Mary Sue (Bennett) Black, 60, of Pekin, passed away at 12:36 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin. She was formerly of Lewistown and Canton. Born Jan. 11, 1959 in Akron, Ohio to Kline and Edith (Williams) Bennett, she married Christopher L. Thomas. She later married John H. Black, Jr. on Aug.…

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Lowell W. Barrett

Lowell W. Barrett, 99, of rural Chandlerville, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2019 at his home. He was born November 25, 1919, at home, to Lenora and Charles Spurgeon Barrett. He married Merle Eilers on January 2, 1940, in Palmyra, MO. He was preceded in death by his wife Merle in 2004, his son,…

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D. Jean Juliuson

D. Jean Juliuson, 83, passed away at her home on March 28, 2019 in Arcadia, Florida. She was born on Dec. 23, 1935 in Avon to Orville and Gayle Harper. She married Vic Juliusson. Surviving are daughters, Michelle Juliuson of Arcadia, Florida, and Pam Rogers of Clinton, a sister, Jane Harper-Reneau of Lewistown; nine grandchildren,…

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Ronda S. Kelley

Ronda S. Kelley, 64, of Havana, passed away at OSF-St. Francis Medical Center, in Peoria, at 6:25 a.m., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. She was born in Fulton County, on July 16, 1954, to Frank and Shirley (Pierson) Kelley. Ms. Kelley is survived by one son: Trever (Kelli) Kelley of Lewistown; sister, Ruth O’Bryant of…

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Dale Leland Burrows

Dale Leland Burrows passed away April 7th 2019. He was born in Alton on June 11, 1926 to Gladys and Clarence Burrows. Dale was preceded in death by his sister Dess McKinney. Dale is survived by his beloved wife, Marianne, daughters Elizabeth (Libby), Amy (Barrett), and sons Bradley and Jeffrey. He is a grandfather to…

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