Mason Obituaries

Carl Alvin Gordon

Carl Alvin Gordon, 74, of Mason City passed away on Tuesday, March 3 at 1:15 a.m. at his home. He was born on April 22, 1945 in Petersburg to Frank and Mary (Kelly) Gordon. He married Melanie Hindahl on June 30, 1967 in Mason City. Carl is survived by his wife, Melanie, 3 children: Chuck Gordon…

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Curtis Ora “Wort” Witherall

Curtis Ora “Wort” Witherall, 71, of Kilbourne passed away at his home at 3:06 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26. He was born on June 12, 1948 in Springfield to Lee Roy “Joker” and Maude Marie (Tribbett) Witherall. He married Beverly Jean Hughes on October 4, 1971 in Kilbourne. Mr. Witherall is survived by his wife,…

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Betty Russell

Betty Russell, 75, of Havana passed away on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:35 a.m. at her home. She was born on August 14, 1944 in Chicago to Thomas and Mary (Trentz) Mitchell. She married Jack Russell on August 24, 1968 in Cook County, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 26, 2019. Betty is…

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John C. Gale

John C. Gale, 72 of Cape Coral Florida died on February 17 at his residence. John was born March 30, 1947 was raised in Havana, Illinois the son of Nelson Carl Gale and Margaret (nee Everly). He attended high school there and graduated in 1965. John worked at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria Illinois for…

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Virginia “Gimmy” Adkins

Virginia “Gimmy” Adkins of Havana, formally of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, February 22 at 12:20 a.m. at Mason District Hospital in Havana. She was born April 9, 1919, in Elmwood, to Walter C. and Nellie Shoff Gibbs. She married Boyd J. Adkins on August 12, 1974, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. He preceded her in death…

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Vernon Large

Vernon Large, age 64 of Beardstown, died Sunday, February 23, 2020 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, February 28 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Private family burial will be held at a later date. The family will meet with friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the memorial…

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Patricia M. Franz

Patricia M. Franz, age 66, passed away on February 15, at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Chicago on January 3, 1954 the daughter of Lyle and Lorraine (Fry) Petty. She married Richard Franz on May 24, 1987. Patricia worked for over 33 years for CR Industries in Elgin. She was…

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Paul “Chuck” Richardson

Paul “Chuck” Richardson, 91, passed away at his home surrounded by his family at 8:38 p.m. on Monday, February 17. He was born on December 13, 1928 in Kerton Township, Fulton County to Stanley and Edna (Stanley) Richardson. He married Susan Towery on May 28, 1948 in Havana. Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife…

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Patty JoAnn Hine

Patty JoAnn Hine, 93, of Havana passed away on Monday, February 17 at 7:35 p.m. at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg. She was born on August 31, 1926 in Frankfort, Indiana to George and Sarah (Venard) Utterback. She married Ralph J. Hine on December 17, 1948 in Lebanon, Indiana. He preceded her in death…

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Nancy A. Damon

Nancy A. Damon, 58, of Pekin, passed away at 12:41 p.m. Monday, February 17 at the OSF Richard Owens Hospice Home. Nancy was born on May 19, 1961 in Seattle, WA to William Hazlett and Joyce (Byrd) Hilst. Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving are: four sons, Josh Damon of Pekin, Jacob Damon of…

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