Mason Obituaries

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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Deputy Troy P. Chisum

Deputy Troy P. Chisum, 39, of Canton was killed in the line of duty while serving the citizens of Fulton County Tuesday June 25, 2019 on Troy Rd in rural Avon. He was born August 10, 1979 in Phoenix, AZ; the son of Phil and Debra (Hebb) Chisum. He married the love of his life…

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Willa Rae Wooding

Willa Rae Wooding, age 79, of Forest City and formerly Manito, passed away at 12 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born to the late William James and Fern (Miller) Hodgson in Pekin on June 23, 1939. She married H. Dean Wooding on April 19,…

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Gene Harris

Gene Harris, age 92, of Mason City passed away June 16, 2019 at 11:20 p.m. at Mason City Area Nursing Home. He was born to Nelson Harris and Mabel Fletcher (Harris) August 24, 1926 in Coalgate, OK. He married WillaMae Beard on July 9, 1946 in Oklahoma. Gene is survived by his wife, children: Bill…

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Stanley Kitchens

Stanley Kitchens, age 61, of Havana, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born June 13, 1957 in Springfield. He is survived by his companion, September Shipman; three step-daughters, Andria (Doug) Wentzel, Amber (Tim) Barnard, and Amanda (Dan) Field; eight grandchildren; one aunt, Goldie Kitchens; along with…

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