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November 2019

Rev. J. Gary Schmidt, 75, of Hanna City, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at his residence. He was born on July 12, 1944 in Minot, North Dakota to Herman and Agnes (Leier) Schmidt. He married Darlene Honig on July 10, 1966 in Lincoln, Kansas. She survives. Also surviving are three children, Jonathan Schmidt of...

Lester Courtney, 92, of Canton, passed away at 11:40 PM on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at The Loft in Canton. He was born on December 17, 1926 in Canton to Lester T. and Edna (Fidler) Courtney. He married Alma L. Lingenfelter on December 13, 1947. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2014. He was...

Jeffrey L. Keefauver, 56, of Astoria, passed away at 7:02 AM on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Mason District Hospital in Havana. He was born on August 8, 1963 to Charles Keefauver and Jean (Vollmar) King. Surviving is his mother, Jean King and step-father, Cecil King; four children, Kyla, Sadie, Cally, and Gavin; one granddaughter,...

Marcheta Joy (Harris) Ellsworth, 75 peacefully passed away at her home in St. Louis, Mo on Friday, November 8th at 12:15pm. Marcheta was born on September 4, 1944, in Canton, to Ralph and Rossie (Williams) Harris. She married Don E. Ellsworth on March 29, 1976. He proceeded her in death on November 10, 2018. She is also...

Canton – James “Jim” Allen Morse, 64, of Canton, passed away at 10:49 AM on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Graham Hospital Emergency Room. He was born on July 23, 1955 in Farmington, Illinois to Vernon Dean and Evelyn (Windsor) Morse. He married Janet Frew on March 20, 1976. She preceded him in death on...

Karen M. Taylor, 71, of Havana, passed away at 8:50 PM on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb. She was born on May 10, 1948 in Elmhurst, Illinois, a daughter of Ivar and Dorothy (Wissing) Anderson. She married Randall Taylor on June 29, 1966 in Roselle, Illinois. He survives. Also surviving are...

Alton L. “Al” Bass, 72, of Brimfield, passed away at 6:38 AM on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at OSF Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Galesburg. He was born on June 18, 1947 in Peoria. He married the love of his life Linda Dunn on May 24, 1970 in Laura, Illinois. She survives. Also surviving are two...

Charles L. Draper, 71, of Lewistown, passed away at 12:06 PM on Friday, November 22, 2019 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on June 19, 1948 in Canton, a son of Samuel and Ada (Kemper) Draper. Surviving is one daughter, Kay (Jerry) Olson of Walworth, Wisconsin, three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several...

Ronald Eugene Dilts died on November 21, 2019, at Farmington Country Manor. He was born on October 14th, 1938 in Fiatt, Illinois. Surviving is his wife, Brenda Varnold Dilts. They were married on August 6, 1961. Ronald was the father of Lyn (Shawn) Snowman and Eric (Natalie) Dilts. Ronald was the grandfather of five grandchildren;...

Gerald “Jerry” Allen Hart, 80, of St. David, passed away at 7:31 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family . He was born on September 21, 1939 to Rolland Wesley and Darlene Dixie (Milos) Hart. He married Mary Jean (Malone) Hart on September 16, 1966 in St. David....