Mason Obituaries

Vernel W. Smith, Jr.

Vernel W. Smith, Jr., 78, of Kilbourne, passed away at his home at 6:54 p.m., on Monday, April 5. He was born November 19, 1942, in Canton, to Vernel and Marie (Hanes) Smith Sr. He married Judith A. Phillips in 1964. She survives. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Judith, of Kilbourne; two children:…

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Herbert D. Smith

Herbert D. Smith (73) of Havana passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Monday April 5th at Sunset Nursing Home in Canton. Herb was born on August 29th, 1947 the only child of Herbert and Eva Delores (Abbott) Smith in Peoria,. He married Penny (Hackman) Smith on July 17th, 1993 in Ipava. Herb is survived by…

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Audrey Maxine Davis

Audrey Maxine Davis, 92, of Havana, passed away at 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6 at Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on March 22, 1929 in Sheldon’s Grove, the daughter of Earl and Erma (Edwards) Rhoades and the 4th of 8 children. She married Merle Ivan Davis on November 24, 1947 in Mt.…

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Gilbert Francis Silva

Gilbert Francis Silva, 93, of Havana, Illinois passed away on Saturday April 3. Gilbert was born on March 11th, 1928 to Portuguese immigrants, Gil and Bertha Silva in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Gilbert was raised with his 5 siblings in Plymouth. It was during his youth that he developed his love for the arts. His first instrument…

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Sheila Rose Munsch

Sheila Rose Munsch, 83, of Havana, passed away at Lincoln Christian Village Nursing Home at 2:40 a.m., on Saturday, March 20. She was born March 18, 1938, in Havana, to Hank and Virgina Cohee. She married Larry Ivan Munch Sr. on October 10, 1964, in Havana. Mrs. Munsch is survived by her husband, Larry, of…

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James Donald Parkin

James Donald Parkin, 79, of Manito, passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 30. He was born December 7, 1941, in Manito to Charles Donald and Helen (Screen) Parkin. He married Marjorie Elaine Fox on June 7, 1969, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Havana. Mr. Parkin is survived by his wife, Elaine, of…

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Bruce C. Hall

Bruce C. Hall, 67, of Havana, passed away at 8:24 a.m. March 27 at his residence. He was born on April 27, 1953 in Canton to William I. and L. Jean (Bishop) Hall. Bruce married Patricia Long in Havana in October of 1996. She survives along with two children; Robert Hall of Havana and Jennifer…

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Nelson “Red” Riley

Nelson “Red” Riley, 91, of Forest City, passed away at his home at 7:54 a.m., on Sunday, March 21. He was born March 17, 1930, in Pekin, during the largest blizzard of the 1930s, to Chester and Liela (Burnham) Riley. He married Rita Bradley and had five children. In 1981, he met his life partner,…

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Jared A. Reynolds

Jared A. Reynolds, 38, of Manito, passed away at 4:57 p.m., on Monday, March 15, 2021, at Unity Point – Pekin. Visitation will be held from Noon, until 2:00 p.m., on Friday, March 19, at Maas-Hurley Funeral Home in Manito. Graveside services will be held at Meadowlawn Cemetery, in Manito, at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday,…

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Timothy Wayne Miller

Timothy Wayne Miller, 62, of Pekin, formerly of Manito, passed away at his home at 5:25 p.m., on Sunday, March 14. He was born September 14, 1958, in Pekin, to Donald O. and Virginia L. (Carlton) Miller. He married Gina Himmel on January 27, 1989, in Pekin. She survives. Mr. Miller is survived by his…

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