Mason Obituaries

Dorland Worth Smith

Dorland Worth Smith of Havana, devoted husband, father, grandpa, and Papa passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 11, at Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville. Dorland (or “Worth”) was born on June 16, 1931, in La Porte, IN, to Dorland and Dorothy (Hulce) Smith. He married Marilyn Koke at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Havana on…

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Doris Mae Johnson

Doris Mae Johnson, age 76, of Havana passed away at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at Havana Health Care Center in Havana. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the family and may be…

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Roger Dale Branscum

Roger Dale Branscum, age 63, of rural Havana passed away at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 5 in rural Fulton County. He was born October 19, 1957 in Beardstown the son of Noah and Margie (Hall) Branscum. He married Kimberley Jo Noble on September 28, 1991 in Havana and she survives. Dale is also survived by…

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John Wesley Hodgson

John Wesley Hodgson, Jr., 67, of Havana, passed away at his home at 9:35 a.m., on Wednesday, March 3. He was born February 4, 1954, in Spokane, Washington, to John and Charlotte (Spencer) Hodgson Sr. He married Angie Martin on November 12, 1976, at St. Agnes Church in Springfield. Mr. Hodgson is survived by his…

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Colleen K. Otto, 83, of Lewistown, passed away at 6:41 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2 at Graham Hospital. She was born on September 13, 1937 in Havana to Calvin and Mabel Pierson Lippert. She married Frankey D. Otto on August 30, 1984 in Havana. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2019. She always…

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Betty Jane Hall

Betty Jane Hall, 88, of Kissimmee, Florida, formerly from Forest City and Pekin, passed away Friday, February 26 at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, with a visitation from noon to 2:00 p.m. prior to the…

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Lelia Marguerite “Margo” Bussman

Lelia Marguerite “Margo” Bussman, 76, of Morton , formerly of Topeka, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Wednesday, February 17 at 9:58 p.m. She was born on April 28, 1944 to the late Leslie and Lelia (Thomas) Whittaker. She married Joseph F. Bussman on October 2, 1971 and…

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Nelda L. Hays

Nelda L. Hays, 93, of Havana passed away on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:40 a.m. at Mason District Hospital in Havana. She was born on July 26, 1927 in Bluff City to Fred and Mildred (Horner) Bricker. She married Robert Glenn Hays in Havana on August 12, 1950. He preceded her in death on March…

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Sharon Sue Farwell

Sharon Sue Farwell, age 79 of Lewistown, passed away at 11;00 a.m. Wednesday, February 17 at her home. She was born on May 16, 1941, the daughter of Gerald and Lena (Smith) Moses. On December 10, 1957, Sharon married Curtiss Allen Farwell in Rushville. He survives. Also surviving are her son, David Farwell of Lewistown,…

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Janice A. Wingler

Janice A. Wingler age 88 of Bloomington passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Janice was born September 26, 1932 in Peoria the daughter of William H. and Verna M. Bruning Gerster. She married Norman Lee “Norm” Wingler November 4, 1956 in Havana. He passed away…

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