Mason Obituaries

Ira N. Barner

Ira N. Barner, 76, of Havana, passed away at 7:20 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and his soul mate. He was born on May 10, 1941 in Pekin to Ira and Ruth (Greiser) Barner. He married Connie Zeltner on January 11, 1979 in…

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Susan Kay Haubensak Lahey

Susan Kay Haubensak Lahey, 67, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Heritage Health in Jacksonville. She was born August 17, 1950, in Beardstown, the daughter of James and Elre Merrill Haubensak. Susan is survived by two sons, Trevor (Angie) Lahey and Brent “Buck” Lahey, both of Jacksonville and one brother, Larry (Margo) Haubensak…

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Betty Elizabeth Mae Hance

Betty Elizabeth Mae Hance, 93, of Havana, formerly of Percy, IL, passed away at 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, December 10, 2017. She was born February 12, 1924 in Ft. Gage, IL to Corwin and Johanna (Kempher) Holcomb. She married Monroe Lee Hance on November 25, 1944 in Steelville, IL. Mrs. Hance is survived by three…

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John Leonard Williams

John Leonard Williams, 85, of Havana, went to be with his Lord and Savior, at Havana Health Care at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017. He was born April 3, 1932 in Iuka, Mississippi, to Robert I. and Minnie Elizabeth (Murphy) Williams. He married Norma Dutton Lofton on October 3, 1969 at the 1st…

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James Dwayne Lance

James Dwayne Lance, 80, of Havana, passed away at his home at 4:05 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. He was born April 29, 1937 in Peoria to Charles and Barbara Ellen (Smothers) Lance. He married Sharon Graham on August 29, 1959 in Peoria. Mr. Lance is survived by his wife, Sharon, of Havana; three…

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Eva Belle Rossman

Eva Belle Rossman (nee Kramer) passed away peacefully on November 16 in Santa Rosa, CA. Eva was born to Paul and Lena Kramer in Bath on July 31, 1922 and lived in Havana, Joliet and Homewood. She recently lived in Santa Rosa, CA near her family. She worked for many years at Interlake Steel (later…

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Beverly June Steele

Beverly June Steele, 88, of Havana, passed away at her home at 5:16 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017. She was born June 20, 1929 in Pekin, IL to Herbert and Ethel (Wooddell) Haslam. She married Philip T. Steele on April 30, 1955 and he preceded her in death on February 2, 2006. Mrs. Steele…

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Robert Jackson Sarff

Robert Jackson Sarff, 82, of Havana, passed away on November 28, 2017 at his home. Robert was born March 14, 1935, in Havana Twp., to Jackson and Evelyn (Force) Sarff. He married Helen Keith at First Methodist Church in Havana on June 18, 1955. Robert is survived by his wife; one sister: Joann (John) Lynn,…

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Joe Gibson

Joe Gibson, 73, of Havana passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 1, 1944 in Pineville, KY to Frank and Dorothy (Reynolds) Gibson. He married Terry (Brown) Gumm on November 4, 1989 in Tazwell County, IL. Joe is survived by his wife, Terry; 5 daughters Carolyn Monteverde…

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Guyneth Elinor Neikirk

Guyneth Elinor Neikirk, 93, of Pekin, formerly of Forest City, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. Born April 18, 1924 in Havana to Guy and Cora (Akridge) Howell, she married Marvin Neikirk on March 23, 1941 in Forest City where she resided until moving to…

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