Mason Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Ringhouse

Robert “Bob” Ringhouse, 82, of Easton passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:25 a.m. at OSF St. Francis in Peoria. He was born in Biggs on January 6, 1936 to Eugene Charles Ringhouse and Alvena Marie Katherine Koke. He married Carolyn Morris on August 20, 1960 at St. Mary’s Church in Canton. Mr.…

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Michael Beaty

Michael “Mike” Beaty, 71, of Groveland, Illinois, passed away on May 16, 2018, at his home. Hurley Funeral Home (Havana, Illinois) is honored to assist the family. Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana on Saturday, May 19, 2018 . A funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in…

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Lela Louise Snyder

Lela Louise Snyder, 81, of Palm Springs, CA passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018. She was born in Oakford on January 3, 1937. She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey “Bruz” Senter, her mother, Freida (Skaggs) Caldwell and her stepfather, Burdette Caldwell. She was also preceded by her husband, Ernest “Jim” Snyder…

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Arthur Lee Shoemaker

Arthur Lee Shoemaker, 78, of Kilbourne, passed away at his home at 5:17 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018. He was born July 18, 1939, in Jewett, MO, to Virgil L. Shoemaker and Delia West. He married Shirley Sielschott at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on June 28, 1963. Mr. Shoemaker is survived by his wife,…

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John Eddy Fletcher

John Eddy Fletcher, 76, of Havana passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 2:12 p.m. at Unity Point Proctor in Peoria. He was born on February 14, 1942 in Peoria to John K. and Lucille (Moslander) Fletcher. John is survived by his children LaDonna Burgett of Havana, Dina Roberts of Jacksonville, Bryan Fletcher of…

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Carole A. Palmer

Carole A. Palmer, 84, of Havana passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018, surrounded by family. She was born on April 19, 1934 to George and Helen Tarvin. She married Harold Palmer on April 28, 1951 in Sikeston, MO. Harold preceded her in death on December 1, 2011. Carole is survived by their five children,…

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W. Ross Kreiling

W. Ross Kreiling, 82, of Forest City, passed away at 10:17 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Ross was born on June 16, 1935 in Forest City to Percy Christian and Mable Elizabeth (Langston) Kreiling. He married Dorothy J. House on February 1, 1964 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in…

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Leslie E. Lee

Leslie E. Lee, 87, of Hellam, PA passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018. He was born in Illinois on July 22, 1930, the son of the late Esta and Hila (Pyles) Lee. Les is survived by his loving and supportive wife, Jaynee (Irwin) Lee. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on August 5, 2017.…

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Danny L. Richardson

Danny L. Richardson, 70, of Havana, passed away at Heartland Health Care in Canton at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018. He was born December 25, 1947 in Mason County to Ralph and Avalee (Hibbs) Richardson. Mr. Richardson is survived by one known uncle, Lyle Dean Hibbs of California. He was preceded in death…

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Karen Sue (Pierson) Co

Karen Sue (Pierson) Cox, age 53, of Havana, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. She was born to Phines and Lacona (Anderson) Pierson on February 27, 1965 in Springfield, Illinois. She married Ricky Gene Cox on March 29, 1980 in Bowling Green, Missouri. Karen is…

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