Mason Obituaries

Beverly J. Collins

Beverly J. Collins, 84, of Havana, passed away at her home at 1:35 p.m., on Friday, October 2. She was born November 9, 1935, in Marbletown, to Jewell and Lois (Sherrill) Edwards. She married Kirk H. Collins on October 1, 1955, in San Jose. He preceded her in death on August 1, 1997. Mrs. Collins…

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Albert ‘Butch’ Moore

Albert ‘Butch’ Moore, age 76 of Foley, passed away September 29 at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Albert Allen Moore Jr., was born March 5, 1944 in Peoria to Albert and Virginia (Waldbessier) Moore Sr. He graduated from Havana High School and entered the US Army. He married…

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Jean Ellen (Becker) Blessman

Jean Ellen (Becker) Blessman, 91, of Havana, died September 29 at Havana Health Care Center in Havana. She was born September 6, 1929 in Pekin the daughter of Louis E Becker and Miriam (Clover) Becker. She married Lyman “Don” Blessman on June 3, 1950 in Taylorville he survives. She attended Stephens College and Bradley University…

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Gary M. Davis

Gary M. Davis, 80, of Havana passed away on Tuesday, September 29 at 1:30 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Havana, with a visitation to be held two hours prior to the service from 9:00…

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Kathy Ann Yackley

Kathy Ann Yackley, 63, of Havana passed away at her home on Friday, September 25. She was born on December 10, 1956 in Canton to Robert and Josephine (Hadsall) Pedigo. She married John Albert Yackley on November 23, 2002 in Havana. Kathy is survived by her husband, John, two step-daughters: AJ Burgett and Marsha Burnett,…

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Wilmer D. Nall

Wilmer D. Nall, 85, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of East Cape Girardeau, passed away on Saturday, September 19, at the home of his daughter. Wilmer was born August, 19, 1935 in Mason County to Ernest W. and Edna McDaniel Nall. Wilmer graduated from Bath-Lynchburg High School in 1953. He went on to study at Illinois…

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Eva Fae Flaharty

Eva Fae Flaharty, 86, of Havana, passed away at her home at 1:16 p.m., on Sunday, September 20. She was born August 24, 1934, in Mason County, to Charles and Clara (Vance) Petty. She met the love of her life in 1950 and what a love it was. Donald(Jack) Flaharty (dad) knew she was his…

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Addie I. Cohee Wise

Addie I. Cohee Wise, 96, of Lewistown, passed away at The Loft, in Canton at 10:39 p.m., on Friday, September 18. She was born July 26, 1924, in Mason County to Marshall and Virgie (Hinds) Williams. She married James R. Cohee on June 6, 1942, in Kahoka, Missouri. He preceded her in death on April…

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Curtis S. “Pap” Thompson

Curtis S. “Pap” Thompson, 98, of Chandlerville, passed away at his home, at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, September 13. He was born June 10, 1922, in Kentucky, to Willie and Velda (Beaty) Thompson. He married Juanita Wooldridge on December 13, 1941, in Palmyra, Missouri. She preceded him in death on April 26, 2002. Mr. Thompson…

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Larry D. Hunter

Larry D. Hunter, 69, of Havana, passed away at St. John’s Hospital, in Springfield, at 9:48 p.m. on Saturday, September 12. He was born January 28, 1951, in Canton, Illinois, to Harry and Stella (Derry) Hunter. Mr. Hunter is survived by two children: Heather (James) Kuhlman, of Princeton, and Tyler (Francesca) Hunter of Savoy; four…

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