Bloomington, IL Obituaries

William P. “Bill” Gleason

William P. “Bill” Gleason, 73, longtime resident of Bloomington-Normal and more recently of Highland, IL, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, at St. John’s Medical Center, Springfield. Bill was born March 24, 1948, to William F. and Margaret M. (nee Cunningham) Gleason. He married Bonnie Ego on September 9, 1972,...
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Josh Mayotte

SECOR – Joshua Ray Mayotte, 35, died at 10 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at his home in Secor with his family by his side. He was born Aug. 29, 1986, in Peoria, the son of Douglas Mayotte and Kathy Hudson. He married Linda Brielman on June 16, 2012, in Secor. She survives.
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R. Larry Roberts

R. Larry Roberts, 83, of Washington, passed away at 4:09 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. On June 27, 1938, he was born in Grayville, son of Donald V. and Emily E. Stokes Roberts. He married Ann Berry on December 27, 1959, in Morganfield, KY.

Alex N Rinehart

Alex N. Rinehart, 70, of Washington, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Medical Center of Aurora, in Aurora, CO. On August 3, 1951, Alex was born in Lincoln to Thomas William “Bill” Rinehart and Ruth (Bridgewater) Rinehart. Alex was married to the love of his life, Nancy (Kawolsky) Rinehart, on June 17, 1972, in East Peoria. They were married for just over 49 years, and Nancy survives him.
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Alan Wilson Bell

CLINTON — Alan Wilson Bell, 65, of Clinton died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2021) in rural Clinton. Alan’s wish was to be cremated, followed by private family services. Calvert Funeral Home, 201 S. Center St., Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Burdell Hall

Burdell Hall, 97, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born March 14, 1924, in Mackinaw to Charles E. and Hyla M. Lower Hall. He married Doris F. Hoffman on August. 20, 1948, in Deer Creek. Surviving are his wife,...
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Dean Bartges

BLOOMINGTON — Dean Christ Bartges, 77, of Bloomington passed away peacefully Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2021) at home. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Bloomington. Burial will be in Mackinaw Township Cemetery, Mackinaw. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. The Trisagion, a short Orthodox prayer service, will follow the visitation.

Gary L Rumbold

Gary L. Rumbold, 73, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 1, 1947, in Peoria to Richard and Beulah (Martin) Rumbold. He married Mary Kay Anliker in Eureka on June 15, 1969. Surviving are his wife,...

Donald Nixon

EUREKA – Donald Lynn Nixon, 87, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at his home in Eureka. He was born March 30, 1934, in Congerville, the son of Hubert and Ruth Smallwood Nixon. He married Anna Mae Wilder on July 27, 1958, in Goodfield. She preceded her in death. Survivors include...
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Evelyn K. Parsons

CLINTON — Evelyn K. Parsons, 68, of Houston, Mo., formerly of Clinton, died at 11:35 p.m. Monday (Sept. 20, 2021) at her family home in Houston. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Pastor John Roberson will officiate. Burial will be in DeLand Cemetery, DeLand. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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Lona Litwiller

Hopedale - Lona M. Litwiller, 92, of Hopedale, entered into her eternal rest Monday, August 16, 2021, at Hopedale Nursing Home. She was born October 15, 1928, at home near Coleta, Illinois, to Ira S. and Mary Landis Deter. She married Floyd R. Litwiller on May 24, 1952, at Morrison (IL) Mennonite Church. He passed away August 18, 2017.
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Lila Jane 'Tudy' Riddle-McNees

CLINTON — Lila Jane “Tudy” Riddle-McNees, 99, of Clinton, passed away at 5:25 p.m. on September 15, 2021, at her family residence, Clinton. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday September 22, 2021, at the Wapella Christian Church, Wapella, with Joshua Gorrie officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the church. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.

Janice Timmerman

MINONK – Janice Louise Timmerman, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. She was born Feb. 9, 1939, in Streator, the daughter of Louis and Agnes Steward Ruch. She married Harlan Timmerman on Nov. 23, 1969, at her parents’ home in Pattonsburg. He survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Carrie (Todd)...

Michael S Missey

Michael Scott Missey, 52, of Hot Springs, NC, formerly of Washington, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021. On December 22, 1968, Michael was born in Peoria, a son of Marvin and Loretta Lou (Gazelle) Missey. His father preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, of Washington;...
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John 'Mike' Hayes

BLOOMINGTON – John Michael “Mike” Hayes, 73, of Bloomington, passed away at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 14, 2021) at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass at Epiphany Catholic Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Eric Powell officiating. Interment will be at a later in Camp Butler National Cemetery near Springfield, where military honors will be provided by active-duty members of the U.S. Army.

Craig R Chione

Craig R. Chione, 44, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in Morton. He was born on August 15, 1977, in Peoria to Robert and Veronica (Leonard) Chione of Morton. They survive. Also surviving are two sisters, Jennifer Stealy of North Pekin and Meaghan (Brian Miller) Chione of...

Alan G. Libbra

Alan G. Libbra, age 70 of rural Alhambra, IL, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL. He was born on Friday, August 10, 1951 in Litchfield, IL. He was the son of Americo “Mack” and Elaine (Philippe) Libbra. He was married...
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Betty Jo Hooser VanDeMark

PALMDALE, Calif. — Betty Jo Hooser VanDeMark passed away in Palmdale, Calif., on June 29, 2019, at home. She was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Farmer City, to John William “Bud” Hooser and Harriet Lucy DeAtley. In 1953, she married R. L. VanDeMark. He preceded her in death. Betty Jo...

Karyn S Hawthorne

Karyn S. Hawthorne, 61, of Washington, formerly of Morton, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021. Karyn was born on May 27, 1960, in Peoria to Kenneth G. and Sharon T. (Pattison) Hawthorne-Paulsen. She was a devoted and loving daughter, niece, sister and friend to everyone she encountered on her life's path.