Mason Obituaries

Rosalyn Conway

Rosalyn Conway, 91, of Havana, passed away at her home at 8:22 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. She was born April 29, 1928, in Bath to Harold and Clara (Bishop) Heye. She married Theodore “Ted” Vehslage on December 21, 1947. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1989. She later married George Conway…

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James Franklin Hamm

James Franklin Hamm, 86, of Peoria, formerly of Havana, passed away at 11 a.m. on July 12, 2019 at Generations Nursing Home in Lincoln. Cremation rites have been accorded and a burial of ashes will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be left…

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Betty Louise Hummel

Betty Louise Hummel, 84, of Canton passed away at 6 a.m. at the Loft Nursing Home in Normal. She was born on September 14, 1934 in Havana to Dewey and Minnie (Towery) Birchfield. Betty is survived by 3 children: Marc (Ann) Hummel of Clifton, Marilyn (Gary) Jenkins of Algona, WA, and Nancy (John Drew) Newlon…

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Ellen Louise Shawgo

Ellen Louise Shawgo, 62, of Mason City passed away on July 8, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center at 11:05 a.m. She was born on December 30, 1956, the daughter of Wayne and Dorothy (Rentschler) Shawgo in Lincoln. Ellen is survived by two brothers, Dale (Wanda) Shawgo of Decatur, Glenn Shawgo of Warrenton, MO, ten nieces…

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Walter Doyle Parsley

Walter Doyle Parsley, 89, of Havana, passed away at Havana Health Care at 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. He was born June 15, 1930, near Lewistown, IL, to Arthur and Flora (Stuart) Parsley. He married Ruth Stockham on July 6, 1949 in Havana. She survives. Mr. Parsley is survived by his wife, Ruth;…

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Wilma Jean “Jeannie” Hood

Wilma Jean “Jeannie” Hood, 74, of Havana, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Sunset Manor in Canton. She was born on October 2, 1944 to William and Lola “Jean” (Bishop) Hall. Jeannie married Larry Hood on June 2, 1962 in Cuba. He preceded her in death on May 29, 2019. She is survived by…

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Dana Marie Sturgeon

Dana Marie Sturgeon, 64, of Kilbourne, passed away at her home at 3:01 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She was born July 13, 1954, in Danville, to Joseph and Marie (Wielgorka) Morris. She married Charles Sturgeon on July 29, 1972, in Danville. He survives. Mrs. Sturgeon is survived by her husband, Charles, of Kilbourne;…

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Beverly ‘B.D.’ Foster

Beverly ‘B.D.’ Foster, 90, of Springfield, formerly of Havana, passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Heritage Health in Springfield. He was born on October 26, 1928 in Macomb, the son of Zelotus ‘Dick’ and Goldie (Walker) Foster. B.D. married Faith Shawgo on July 16, 1950 in Vermont. She survives. Also…

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Chris E. Oney

Chris E. Oney, 62, of Havana, passed away at Mason City Area Nursing home at 4:47 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. He was born August 11, 1956, in Peoria, to Eugene and Sherry (Rapp) Oney. Mr. Oney is survived by three children: Rachel (Ben) Daniel of Mt. Pulaski, Jennifer Oney of Havana and Stephen…

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Marilyn J. VanOrman

Marilyn J. VanOrman, age 90, of Pekin, formerly of Manito, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Villas of Holly Brook in Pekin. She was born to the late Henry and Marjorie (Fuqua) Smith on December 24, 1928 in Lincoln. She married William W. Thompson on July 1, 1949 in Manito, and he…

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