Obituaries 2-22-2017: Mary Harshbarger

Mary Harshbarger

Mary Jane Harshbarger (affectionately known as “Teeter”), 90, of Springfield, originally of Atwood, passed away gracefully at 3:50 a.m., Friday, February 10, 2017 in HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill.

Mary Jane was born December 25, 1926, the adopted daughter of Leslie and Alta Green Collins. She married Robert E. Harshbarger in 1962, and he later preceded her in death in addition to her parents and sister Martha Jean Swartz.  Read More

Obituaries 2-22-2017: Grace Barlow

Grace Barlow

Nora Grace Barlow, 88, of Lovington passed away at 3:32 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, February 23 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 24 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Lovington. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery in Lovington.  Read More

Obituaries 2-22-2017: Randy Crowe

Randy Crowe

Randy Lee Crowe, 59, of Flora, formerly of Sullivan, passed away at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in Carbondale Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial with military rites by Sullivan American Legion Post #68 was in French Cemetery in Allenville. Randy was born August 1, 1957 in Mattoon, a son of Hue Tim and Ruth (Moran) Crowe. His family was an important part of his life as was his relationship with Christ. He served in the United States Navy. Read More

Obituaries 2-15-2017: Paul Stone

Paul Stone

Paul Stone, 101, passed away February 11, 2017 in his home in Sullivan.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 17 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home, 503 W. Jackson in Sullivan with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m. by the George A. Sentel Lodge #764 of Sullivan. Services to celebrate Paul’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18 in Sullivan First United Methodist Church, 216 W. Jefferson in Sullivan. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 2-15-2017: Ed Noel

Ed Noel

Edward E. “Ed” Noel, 84, of Decatur died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 in McKinley Court Nursing Facility.

A celebration of his life was held Feb. 11 in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home in Mt. Zion. Burial with military honors was held in Point Pleasant Cemetery. Read More

Obituaries 2-15-2017: Margaret Grinslade

Margaret Grinslade

Margaret June Grinslade, 93, of Lancaster, N.Y. formerly of Dalton City passed away at 7:54 a.m., February 8, 2017 in her daughter’s residence.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 14 in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home in Mt. Zion.  Burial was in Mt. Zion Township Cemetery.  Read More

Obituaries 2-15-2017

Deborah Bobbitt

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Deborah Ann Bobbitt, 68, of Decatur was celebrated Feb. 13 in St. Patrick Church in Decatur. Interment followed in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.

She was born Aug. 2, 1948 in Clinton, a daughter of Robert Lee and Patricia Johanna Long Willmore. She was an employee of Decatur Housing Authority in a variety of roles. She married Terry Lynn Bobbitt Oct. 3, 1987, and he survives. Read More