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Mason Obituaries

Michael Edward Fornoff

Michael Edward Fornoff, 65, of Manito, passed away Wednesday morning, December 1 at Hopedale Nursing Home. He was born August 2, 1956, in Pekin to Robert Fornoff and the late Bernice Zielinski Fornoff. In addition to his father, Robert, Michael is survived by two sons, Ryan (Katrina) Fornoff and David Fornoff, four grandchildren, Callan, Jude,…

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Norma Jean Parker

Norma Jean Parker, 86, of Havana passed away at 2:48 a.m. on Monday, November 29 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Canton. She was born on July 22, 1935. Norma Jean married Ernest Parker on January 20, 1966 in Moline. Ernest preceded Norma in death on August 9, 2012. She is also preceded by her…

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Ronald T. Long

Ronald T. Long, 81, passed on Saturday, November 27, at Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. Ronald (also known as “Butch”) was born August 16, 1940, in Lincoln, the son of Theodore Roosevelt Long and Phyllis (Hodshire) Long. He married Marilyn Stoll on December 29, 1962, in Lincoln, at St. Patrick’s Church. He…

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Janice Kay Ragle

Janice Kay Ragle, 74, of Springfield, formerly of Astoria, and Mountain Home Arkansas, passed away at Memorial Medical Center, in Springfield, at 4:15 p.m., on Wednesday, November 17. She was born August 7, 1947, in Rosiclaire to Joseph and Geraldine (Gullett) Gerhardt. She married Randall Ragle, on November 12, 1966, in East Peoria. He survives.…

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Elmer L. Smith

Elmer L. Smith, 96, formerly of rural Easton, passed away at 3:45 a.m. on November 20. He was born May 22, 1925 in Menard County to Emery and Ethel Smith. He was preceded in death by nine siblings. He married Shirley Howe October 17, 1945 in Havana. She survives. They were the proud parents of…

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Ronald L. Stout

Ronald L. Stout, 72, passed away on Sunday, October 17 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. He was born on June 10, 1949. He married Phyllis Berry on June 11, 1988. She survives. Also surviving are his children, Toby Stout of Montreal, MO, Jamy (Philip) Perkins of Ozark, MO, Josh (Angela) Stout of Kilbourne, seven grandchildren…

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Dale Vaughn

Dale Vaughn, 96, passed away on Tuesday, November 9 at Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born on January 10, 1925 in Canton to Clayton and Lanah (Danner) Vaughn. He married Lavonne Fulton on February 22, 1947 in Canton. She preceded him in death on September 17, 2016. Surviving are his children, Larry (Ruth) Vaughn…

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Robert (Bob) Leon Seward

Robert (Bob) Leon Seward, 93, of Havana went to his heavenly home on Saturday, November 6 at 2:58 a.m. He was born on March 13, 1928 in Ipava to Frank and Rose Irene (Wilson) Seward. Bob grew up and went to school in Ipava. He served in the Army for 3 years with an honorable…

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John H. Burgard

John H. Burgard, age 86 of Havana formerly of Ipava passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 7 at his home. He was born on July 7, 1935 in Canton, the son of Harold “Preacher” and Nelda Jo (Smith) Burgard. He married Rose Marie Wemker on February 18, 1962 in Havana. She survives. Also…

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Barbara A. Johnson

Barbara A. Johnson, 98, of Lewistown, passed away at home surrounded by her family on November 4, 2021 at 10:20 a.m. She was born June 30th, 1923 to William Whiteman and Nellie (Beasley) Medill. They preceded her in death. Barb married Harvey Johnson Sr. on January 25, 1941, in Canton. He preceded her in death…

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