Mason Obituaries

Norma J. LaMaster

Norma J. LaMaster, age 90, of Chandlerville and formerly of Beardstown, died Friday, September 21, 2018 at Mason District Hospital in Havana. She was born March 8, 1928 in Beardstown, the daughter of Page and Ruth Taylor. She married Milton C. LaMaster, Sr. on October 4, 1952 in Beardstown, and he preceded her in death…

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Norma J. Guilliams

Norma J. Guilliams, 83, of Springfield, formerly of Peoria and Havana, died at 7:15 a.m., Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Heritage Health. She was born on September 4, 1935 in Peoria to Carl and Kathleen (Snyder) Van Dyke. She married Paul Gerald Guilliams and he preceded her in death in 2000. Surviving are two sons,…

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Delmar E. “Bus” McGinnis

Delmar E. “Bus” McGinnis, 93, of Mason City passed away on September 21, 2018. He was born August 30, 1925 in Minier to Clifford and Florence (Neville) McGinnis. He married Ruby Hornback. She preceded him in death. Delmar served his Country During WWII with the US Navy in the South Pacific. He served on the…

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Robert Eugene “Bob” Neteler

Robert Eugene “Bob” Neteler, 63, of Havana, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Mason District Hospital in Havana. He was born August 26, 1955 in Havana to Gerald and Annie (Guilliams) Neteler. His mother and one sister, Lisa Frank preceded him in death. Surviving are one sister, Sandy (Kenny) Howerter of…

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Joseph Lee Baker

Joseph Lee Baker, 30, of Havana, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018. He was born on October 20, 1987 in Hemet, CA to Vernon Baker and Marie (Roth) Villaruel. Surviving are his parents; step-father, Gayson Villaruel; one son, Wyatt; one daughter, Jayden Lee Baker; one brother, Matthew Hansen; one sister, Candace Gaskill; and paternal…

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Robert J. Wilcoxen

Robert J. Wilcoxen, age 96, of Peoria, passed away at 4:51 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Liberty Village. Born January 27, 1922 in Lewiston he was a son to the late Jerry and Leila Frances Long Wilcoxen. He married Shirley (Bendict) Wilcoxen. She preceded him in death in 2016. Robb honorably served as…

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Nola Boothe

Nola Boothe, 77, of Havana passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018 at OSF St. Francis in Peoria. She was born on January 12, 1941 to Gracy (G.O) and Thelma Rains in Havana. She married John Boothe on October 3, 1970 in Havana. Nola leaves behind her heart and love of her life for many…

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Jim Ryder

Jim Ryder (formerly of Havana), passed away September 7, 2018 at his residence in St. Louis, Missouri. James Patrick Ryder was born on March 16, 1963 at St. Mary’s Hospital (in Belleville) to Roy and Virginia Ryder who lived in Cahokiaat the time. They then lived in Arnold, MO until 1973 when the family moved…

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Charlotte E. Sexton

Charlotte E. Sexton nee Cox, 89, of Havana passed away on September 7, 2018 at 10:52 p.m. at Mason District Hospital in Havana. She was born on February 2, 1929 in Canton to Alfred and Ida Lafern (Cook) Cox. On November 10, 1947 in Fulton County she married Dale Sexton who preceded her in death in…

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Muriel Louise (Miller) VanCleave

Muriel Louise (Miller) VanCleave of 727 E. Washington St., Havana, passed quietly today at 9:38 a.m., September 8, 2018. She was born December 4, 1922 to John L. and Adeline (Long) Miller in Smithfield. She married 1st Class Machinist Mate, USN, Rolland L (Dutch) VanCleave on October 19, 1943 in Waukegan. Dutch proceeded her in…

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