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Tiemann, Velma

Velma Tiemann, formerly of Raymond, died May 24, 1999, in NHC Health Center, Maryland Heights, Mo. She was 93 years old on February 14. She was born in Raymond, a daughter of George B. and Anna J. Gottlob Daggett. She and Edward Tiemann, originally from Pinckneyville, were married in St. Louis and resided in that area. He preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Gerald Tiemann of St. Louis; sister, Minnie Edrington of Litchfield; six grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Preceding her in death also were an infant daughter; a son, Jack Tiemann who resided in Osage Beach, Mo.; sisters, Stella Guy and Alma Billiter Fogleman, who resided in Litchfield; brothers, Harry Daggett, who resided in Litchfield and Zanesville Township, and Harold "Pete" Daggett, who resided in rural Carlinville.

Tiepelman, Beatrice V.

Services for Beatrice V. Tiepelman, of rural Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, with the Rev. Elmer Fenton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Diabetes Foundation or the American Heart Association. Mrs. Tiepelman died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 1999, in Baptist Memorial Hospital, Blytheville, Ark. She was 69 years old on May 9. She and her husband, Earl, owned and operated E&Bea Sanitation in Staunton for 23 years before retiring in 1997. She was born in St. Louis, a daughter of Oscar and Lula Jackson Doty. She married Earl Tiepelman, Jr., on June 7, 1973, in St. Charles, Mo. He survives. Surviving also are a son, John Herzog and wife Judy of Hamilton, Ala.; daughters, Mary Magrew and husband Rod of St. Charles, Mo., Sandy Finley and husband Jerry of Livingston; step sons, Donald Mueller and wife Debbie of Florissant, Mo., Richard Tiepelman and wife Lisa of Mt. Olive, Dean Tiepelman of Mt. Olive; brothers, John Doty and wife Virginia of Pocahontas, Kenneth Doty and wife Wanda of Whitesville, Ky., Charles Doty of Paducah, Ky.; a sister, Rose Balke of Mt. Olive; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a sister, Irene Zumwalt and brothers, Robert and Roland Doty.

Tierce, Richard E.

Services for Richard E. Tierce, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Irwin-Scott Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing road, Glen Carbon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Mr. Tierce, of Collinsville, died at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in Anderson Hospital, Maryville. He was 67 years old on February 12. A registered professional engineer, he was an aeronautical engineer with the Army Aviation Systems Command until he retired in 1987. He was a member of VFW Post 3912 of Litchfield and the Army Aviation Association of America. He was a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and Kermit High School, Kermit, Texas. He was born in Bradshaw, Texas, a son of Cecil and Essie Wallace Tierce. His wife, the former Nancy Greenwood, survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Donna McNeal of Litchfield; sons, Terry Tierce of San Angelo, Texas, David Tierce of Axtell, Texas, Donald Webb of Glen Carbon; his mother, Essie Dittman of Fort Stockton, Texas; his father, Cecil Tierce of San Angelo; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A brother, Charles Tierce, preceded him in death.

Tietze, James E.

Funeral Mass for James E. Tietze, of Staunton, will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Michael's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. Prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's Catholic Church Restoration Fund. Mr. Tietze died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. He was 83 years old on April 13. He was a maintenance welder at LaClede Steel in Alton for 30 years before retiring in 1980, and previously worked for Olin Corporation in the same occupation. He was a member of St. Michael's Church, Knights of Columbus Council 2197 and VFW Post 1241, all of Staunton. He was born in Staunton, a son of Edward and Julia Lupinchek Tietze. He married Audrey Rueter on June 8, 1946, in Staunton; she survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Rochelle Dees and husband Tim of Litchfield; son, Larry Tietze and wife Debi of Fort Montgomery, N.Y.; sisters, Marcella Hoffman of St. Louis, Lorraine Griffin of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Jon Dees, Kris Starkey, Blake and Courtney Tietze; and a great grandson, Jordan Dees.

Tilley, Michael R.

Services for Michael R. Tilley, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW Post 4547. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Gillespie Bass Club. Mr. Tilley, of Litchfield, died at 3:27 a.m. Sunday, November 22, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 28 years old on March 5, and an Army veteran of Desert Storm. He was a technical engineer employed by Schutt Manufacturing, Litchfield. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Jerry and Joann Valerio Tilley, and never married. Surviving are his father, Jerry Tilley of Litchfield; brother, Jerald Tilley of Gillespie; sisters, Lisa Kirby of Hillsboro, Renee Blevins of Gillespie; and grandmother, Jane Tilley of Litchfield. Preceding him in death were his mother, Joann Tilley, and grandparents, Roy Tilley, Joseph and Verna Valerio.

Timmermann, Melvin T.

Funeral Mass for Melvin T. "Tim" Timmermann, founder of Timmermann Implement Company here, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Family Catholic Church by the Rev. Father David Schmidt. burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Meaghan Gates Memorial Fund at Nerinx Hall High School, 530 East Lockwood boulevard, Webster Groves, MO 63119. Mr. Timmermann, of Litchfield, died at 11:48 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, 1998, in his home. He was 79 years old on February 16. He was born in Breese, a son of Joseph and Olga Hilmes Timmermann, and reared on a dairy farm near there. He enlisted in the John Deere Battalion in 1942, during World War II. He spent the war years near Salt Lake City, Utah, as an administrator of German prisoner of war camps. He started with John Deere in 1947 and started his own dealership in Belleville in 1950. He later moved to Milford where he established a John Deere business. In 1959, he and his family moved to Litchfield, operating Timmermann Implement Company, now located on Historic Old Route 66 South, since that time. Under the leadership of Timmermann, his son, Bill, and son©in©law Phil West, the business has continued to expand and become a vital part of Litchfield industry. Mr. Timmermann retired from the business in the late 1980s. Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine M. McGinnis whom he married in April 1947; a son, William "Bill" Timmermann and wife Julie of Litchfield; daughters, Sherri McCory and husband James of Denver, Colo., Diane Gates and husband Bert of Shrewsbury, Mo., Kathy Caloia and husband Kelly of St. Charles, Patricia West and husband Phil of Litchfield; a brother, Vernon Timmermann of Grenada Hills, Calif.; eight grandchidlren, Conor and Kevin Caloia of St. Charles, Clare Gates of Shrewsbury, Colin and Michelle West, Colby, Hope and John Timmermann, all of Litchfield. Preceding him in death were a brother, Lester Timmermann and a granddaughter, Meaghan Gates. Services for Melvin T. Timmermann, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Family Catholic Church. Rev. Father David Schmidt officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Musical selections during the Mass were "Amazing Grace," "Eye Has Not Seen" and "Song of Farewell." Polly Wand was the cantor with Kathy Skinner as the organist. Mr. Timmermann's daughter, Kathy Caloia read the Prayer of the Faithful and hisgrandchildren were the bearers of gifts in preparationfor Communion. Ministers of Eucharist were Glenn and EstherWatts. Pallbearers were Kelly Caloia, Conor Caloia, Phil West, Kevin Caloia, Bert Gates, Colin West, James McCory, Al Millburg and Colby Vancauwelaert. Meinschein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Timmermann, 79, died Tuesday, December 1 in his home.

Tinsley, Elaine C.

Services for Elaine C. Tinsley, mother of Derrell Tinsley of Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church of Ashland. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home at Ashland. Mrs. Tinsley, of Virginia and formerly of Ashland, died Sunday, June 13, in Passavant Hospital, Jacksonville. She was 79 years old on August 20. She was born in Bluff Springs, a daughter of Lawrence H. and Nellie Lee Watson Curry. She married William R. Tinsley in 1937; he died in 1984. Surviving besides the son are daughters, Delores Klein of Braidwood and Vonnie Bailey of Ashland; sisters, Alene Hitchell of Virginia, LaVena Lande of Chandlerville; 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren. 

Tiona, Edith

Services for Edith Tiona, formerly of Sawyerville, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, with the Rev. Nelson Reiber officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to fund research on Parkinson's Disease. Mrs. Tiona died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, 1999, in Pleasant Hill Village, Girard. She was 84 years old on April 28. She was a commercial artist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and later operated the family business, the Wood Hatchery in Sawyerville. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of Fred and Annie Johnston Wood. Her husband, James A. Tiona, died May 16, 1993. Surviving are a daughter, Carole Foster of Girard; and three grandchildren, Lynette Loges Dion of Burlington, Vt., Mark Loges of Chatham, Brian Loges of Beaufort, Mo. Preceding her in death were two sons in infancy and a brother, Fred Wood Jr.

Tipsword, Billie Lee

Services for Billie Lee Tipsword, of Sorento, were held at 11 this morning in Perfetti Funeral Home there. The Rev. Elmer Lynn Fenton officiated. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Sorento American Legion or the Bond County Shrine Club. Mr. Tipsword died at 11:56 p.m. Friday, September 18, 1998, in Utlaut Memorial Hospital, Greenville. He was 68 years old on January 31. He was a life long resident of Sorento, with the exception of his service in the Army. He was Shoal Creek Township supervisor and a member of the Bond County Housing Authority. As a member of the Sorento Homecoming Association, he served as its parade chairman for 16 years. He was also member of Sorento Masonic Lodge 861, Sorento American Legion Post 713, Panama VFW, Bond County Shrine Club, Ainad Shrine Temple in East St. Louis, Scottish Rites Bodies of Belleville. He was born in Sorento, a son of Kenneth and Roberta Olive Tipsword. He married Jewel Steele on October 27, 1956, in Greenville. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Sharon Eck and husband James Jr. of Springfield and two grandchildren, Sarah and Aaron Eck.

Titcomb, Roberta L.

Services for Roberta Lavere Titcomb, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Brent Cloyd, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church. Mrs. Titcomb died at 11:35 a.m. Monday, June 8, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 79 years old on April 14. After graduating from Litchfield High School in 1937, she worked for a short time at Brown Shoe Company here. She moved to St. Louis where she was employed by Kroger Super Markets as a butcher and by McDonald Air Craft as a riveter. She returned to Litchfield in 1947 and worked for the school district for 27 years in the high school cafeteria. She retired from the position in 1981. She was also a beautician and had a shop in her home for 10 years. In addition, she worked in security at the high school football and basketball games. She was a member of VFW Post 3912 women's auxiliary, the Litchfield Senior Citizens Club and attended Litchfield Southern Baptist Church. She was born in Delhi, a daughter of George H. and Anna M. Barnett Saathoff. She married Kenneth H. Titcomb on October 29, 1939, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. He died March 15, 1974. Surviving are a daughter, Janet K. Bates of Ridgeville, S.C.; sisters, Mary A. Wood of Sparks, Nevada, Viola Mae Searles of Alton; and a grandson, Kenneth L. Bates of Charleston, S.C. Services for Roberta L. Titcomb, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. C. Brent Cloyd, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial wass in Elmwood Cemetery. During the service Michelle Sweet, organist, accompanied Shirley Edwards as she sang "Going Home" and "The Lord's Prayer." Pallbearers were her grandson, Kenneth Bates of Charleston, S.C., and nephews, Jere Braden of Delvan, Bob Scoggins, Kenneth Searles, both of Alton, and friends, Dennis Morgan of Butler and Paul Morgan of Litchfield. Following the committal service a luncheon was provided for the family and friends by the VFW Auxiliary. Mrs. Titcomb, 79, died Monday, June 8, in St. Francis Hospital.

Titsworth, Arthur A.

Services for Arthur Alson Titsworth, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with Paul Methenia officiating. Burial will be in Waveland Cemetery at Taylor Springs. Friends may call in the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Litchfield congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. Mr. Titsworth died at 3:56 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 1999, in V.I.P. Manor, Wood River. He was 86 years old on Sept. 1. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Litchfield, an ordained minister since 1942, congregation overseer and elder. He has helped to build many Kingdom Halls as well as working for circuit assemblies, district conventions and volunteer projects. He worked in the construction industry with Wood River Labor Local 338 for 25 years before retiring in 1975. Before going into construction he was a laborer at Shell Oil Company in Wood River from 1942 to 1950 and also a hod carrier for bricklayers and plasterers. He was born in Grisham Township, a son of John and Etta Segrest Titsworth, and attended school in Cherry Grove and Donnellson. He married Letha Ola McPherson on January 9, 1932, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Joe Allen Titsworth and wife Jean of Bethalto, Jerry Eugene Titswroth and wife Theresa of Gillespie; a daughter, Mary Janice Hertzog and husband Floyd of Annville, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Jimmy Lee Titsworth; brothers, Lon, Chauncey, Elmer and Claude Titsworth; and a sister in infancy. Services for Arthur Alson Titsworth, of Mt. Olive, were held at 10 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home there. Paul Mathenia officiated. Burial was in Waveland Cemetery in Taylor Springs. During the service musical selections played by pianist Amy Dragovich were "God's Promise of Paradise" and "LIfe Without End - At Last." Pallbearers were Brian Titsworth, Sam Titsworth, Joel Titsworth, Tim Hertzog, Tim Stinson, Josh Spink. Following the services a luncheon was served for family and friends by friends of the family in the Mt. Olive VFW Hall. Mr. Titsworth, 86, died Thursday, June 10, in V.I.P. Manor at Wood River.

Todt, Barbara Ann (Babe)

Funeral Mass for Barbara Ann "Babe" Todt, of Morrisonville, will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Maurice Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father John Hannigan. Burial will be in St. Maurice Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hough Colonial Home, Morrisonville. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Maurice School. Mrs. Todt died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, November 30, 1998, in her home. She was 65 years old on January 18. She was a secretary for Louis Marsh for 21 years, and formerly a Ricks Township tax assessor. She was a member of St. Marucie Catholic Church, the church Altar and Rosary Society, the Forresters and the American Legion Auxilary. She was born in Morrisonville, a daughter of Linus and Marie Millburg Grundy. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon "Tootie" Fliegle and husband John of Morrisonville; son Brad Todt and wife Marci of Hilton Head, S.C.; sisters, Margaret Held of Raymond, Catherine "Mick" Sheedy, Theresa Seelbach, Alice "Pudge" Downey, Rose Gowin, all of Morrisonville, Ruth "Tip" Matli of Harvel, Helen "Shorty" Healy, Mary Hilby, both of Springfield; brothers, Robert and Wayne Grundy of Morrisonville. A brother preceded her in death.

Todt, Bernard Joseph

Funeral Mass for Bernard Joseph Todt, formerly of Harvel, will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, by the Rev. Father David I. Peters. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Spengel © Boulanger Funeral Home, Highland. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. lead by the Rev. Father Steven A. Janoski, pastor of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Troy. Friends may call in the funeral home on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until one©half hour before the service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Masses, the Saint Paul Education Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Todt died at 3:55 a.m. Monday, November 9, 1998, in St. Joseph Hospital, Highland. He was 67 years old on February 21. He was a territorial sales manager for Cargill Corporation before he retired. He then did volunteer work, driving for meals on wheels, gardening and traveling. He was reared on the family farm in the Harvel area. He farmed in livestock and grain there for many years and was a member of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau, serving on its board of directors for a number of years. In 1969, he quit farming and became national sales manager for Falstaff Feed of Springfield. He and his family moved to Highland in 1972. He went to work for Cargill in 1975. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Highland Council 1580. He was born on the family farm at Harvel, a son of Lawrence Joseph and Evelyn Weitekamp Todt. He married Shirley Brown on May 30, 1955, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Farmersville. She died on May 6, 1996. Surviving are sons, John P. Todt and wife Lynn, Gary L. Todt and wife Laurie, all of Highland, Steven J. Todt and wife Lisa of Troy; daughters, Linda N. Abendroth and husband Bill, Kathy D. Dumstorff and husband Jim, all of Highland, Lisa A. Todt of Manchester, Mo.; sisters, Marie Smith and husband Richard of Escondido, Calif., Dorothy Millburg and husband John of Hillsboro, Margaret Kieffer of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Marcella Stewart of San Marcos, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren, Michelle and Marshall Todt, Andy and Susan Abendorth, Ryan and Sara Dumstorff, Matthew and Nicholas Todt, all of Highland, and Kelsey True and Kara Todt of Troy. Preceding her in death were sisters, Lorraine and Theresa Todt.

Todt, Thomas Anthony

Thomas Anthony Todt, formerly of the local area, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, March 14, 1999, in the Columbus, Ind., Regional Hospital following a short illness. He was 49 years old on October 20. Mr. Todt, of Columbus, Ind., was a salesman for Sears for 10 years and formerly for Lemley Catering in Columbus. He was also a 2nd Class Volunteer Firefighter for the Van Buren Township Fire Department. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Claude Anthony and Rita Bernadine Hough Todt. He graduated from Lincolnwood High School in the Class of 1967 and from Sangamon State University in 1972 with a degree in Communications. Surviving are a brother, John R. Todt and wife Ruth of East Peoria; sisters, Alice Rose Perry and husband John of Wailuku, Hawaii, Margaret "Maggie" Jewitt and husband Larry of Clinton. Others surviving include uncles, Leo Hough of Litchfield, Jiggs and Bob Hough of Raymond; an aunt, Loretta Todt Lessman of Raymond; and a long time friend, Ben Watkins of Columbus. His parents preceded him in death. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bartholomew Catholic Oratory in Columbus with the Rev. Father Richard Hindel officiating. Burial will be in the Christianburg Cemetery in Brown County, Ind. The family will receive friends today in the Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike in Columbus. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may sent in care of Hough Funeral Home, Raymond.

Tolley, Zyan C. Bishop

Services for Zyan Chase Bishop-Tolley, infant son of Ronald Scott Tolley of Springfield and Keri Michelle Bishop of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. The baby died at birth Sunday, April 4, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. Surviving besides his parents are maternal grandparents, Ronald Bishop of Sesser and Sandra Bishop of Litchfield; paternal grandparents, Bill and Toni Tolley of Springfield; maternal great grandmother, Gertrude Bishop of Litchfield. Services for infant Zyan Chase Bishop-Tolley were held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Allen, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selection played at the beginning of the service was Braham's "Lullaby." Pallbearers were Kenny Robinson of Litchfield and Jeremy Coons of Springfield. Following the committal service a luncheon was provided for the family and friends by the Women of the Moose. The baby, son of Ronald S. Tolley and Keri M. Bishop, died at birth Sunday, April 4, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital.

Tomazzoli, Linda S.

Services for Linda Sue Bangert Tomazzoli, of Nokomis, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home, Litchfield, with the Rev. Tom Davis of Herrick officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the St. Francis Hospital Dialysis Unit. Ms Tomazzoli died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 46 years old on January 12. She enjoyed ceramic crafts and boating. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Murel Donald and Garnett Belle Simpson Bangert, and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1970. She married Richard Tomazzoli on August 22, 1970; they were later divorced. Surviving are a son, Shane Tomazzoli of Nokomis; parents, Murel and Garnett Bangert of Litchfield; brother, Bob Bangert and wife Joan of Litchfield; sisters, Vicki Corrado and husband Bob, Darla Feldmann and husband Wayne, all of Litchfield. Preceding her in death was an infant daughter, Angela Sue Tomazzolli. Services for Linda Sue Bangert - Tomazzoli, of Nokomis, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Tom Davis officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. During the service the vocalists, Mary Carroll and Gina Edrington, sang "How Great Thou Art." Edrington also sang "Go Rest High on That Mountain." Ramona Carroll was the organist. Pallbearers were her son, Shane A. Tomazzoli of Nokomis, brothers in law, Bob Corrado and Wayne Feldmann, both of Litchfield, also Nort Elam of Nokomis, Terry Huddleston of Coalton and Murel Sanders of Witt. Following the services a lunch were provided for family and friends in the VFW Post 3912 hall. Ms Bangert - Tomazzoli, 46, died Sunday, July 11, in St. Francis Hospital.

Tonozzi, Dorina

Services for Dorina Tonozzi, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Mrs. Tonozzi died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, November 9, 1998, in Lakeside Rehabilitation and Care Center, Lubbock, Texas. She was 97 years old on January 31. She was born in Acquaria, Provence De Modena, Italy, a daughter of Tobia and Teresa Tonelli Giordani. Her husband, Antonio Tonozzi, died December 28, 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Ann Hagberg and husband Charles of Lubbock, and two grandchildren, Cindy McCormick of Denver, Colo., and Robert Hagberg of Lubbock.

Tosetti, James

Services for James Tosetti, of Nokomis, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Louis Catholic Church there with the Rev. Father Pat Jakel officiating. Military rites will be conducted at graveside in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mr. Tosetti died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, November 26, 1998, in Hillsboro Hosptial. He was 77 years old on April 19, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a rural mail carrier before he retired and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Lions Club, Legion, Knights of Columbus, and the Hillsboro Country Club. He was born in Nokomis, a son of Silvio and Genile Bernardi Tosetti. He married Darline Lamb on December 27, 1952, in St. Louis Catholic Church. She survives. Surviving also are a brother, Armand Tosetti of Decatur and a sister, Catherine Satterfield, Nokomis. Preceding him in death were brothers, Paul, Arthur, Primo, Elio, Frank at the age of 5 and one brother in infancy; and sisters, Angeline and Nelinda.

Towell, Kenneth

Funeral arrangements for Kenneth Towell, of Litchfield, are pending at Meinschein Funeral Home. Mr. Towell, 80, died at 8:40 this morning in his home. Services for Kenneth Francis Towell, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with Steve Revisky of the Christian Church of Litchfield officiating. Full military rites will be conducted at graveside in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be given to the Christian Church of Litchfield. Mr. Towell died at 8:40 a.m. Monday, September 27, 1999, in his home. He was 80 years old on September 2, and an Army veteran of World War II. He served in the 7th Division of the Army and was a recipient of two purple hearts and a bronze star. He was a partner in Towell Coal Company in Litchfield and then later worked for the State of Illinois. An avid horseshoe player, he participated in many tournaments and was a member of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of Illinois and Florida. He was a member of the Christian Church of Litchfield. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Fred F. and Connie Clarinda Green Towell. He married Gladys Tackaberry on September 5, 1940, in St. Louis. She survives. Surviving also are sons, David Towell and wife Kathy of Litchfield, Roy Towell of Litchfield; daughters, Patricia Morgan of Glendale, Calif., Carol Blankenship of Litchfield, Margie Lamb of Taylorville, Kathy Robin Herring and husband Dave of Fenton, Mo.; brother, Bob B. Towell of Litchfield; sister, Eileen M. Lauber of Tucson, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Lester L. Towell and a sister, Kathleen Jayne Towell. Services for Kenneth Francis Towell, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. Steve Revisky of The Christian Church of Litchfield officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. During the services Kathleen Chandler sang "How Great Thou Art." She was accompanied by Gail Felts, organist. Pallbearers were Brian Blankenship, Kevin Blankenship, Nathan Herring, Robbie Morgan, Austin Towell and Ryan Towell. Honorary pallbearers were Andrew Lamb, Brad Frerichs, Wayne Batty, John Stewart, Gene Eskew, Roy Reener, Frank Demoulin. Military rites were accorded by American Legion Post 436 and VFW Post 3912, both of Litchfield. Attending from the Legion are Will Tackaberry, commander, Jess Yellowly, Bill Bates, Bill Rogers. Attending from the VFW were Larry Heisman, Jim Benton, Dave Allen, Larry Schneck, Leonard Schneck, Joe Wilson and Virgil Chasteen. Heisman and Benton folded the flag and presented it to the family. Heidi Johnson played Taps. Mr. Towell, 80, died Monday, September 27, in his home.

Tranter, William L.

Services for William L. "Bill" Tranter, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Staunton Memorial Hospital. Mr. Tranter died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 75 years old on February 1, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for the federal government in the records department until retiring in 1978. In 1982, he became a partner in Mr. T.'s tavern. He was a member of the Staunton Sportsmen's Club and American Legion Post 362 of Staunton. He was born in Staunton, a son of John and Caroline Goehe. He married Shirley Honerkamp on September 1, 1951, in Staunton. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Michael Tranter and wife Rita of Staunton; and four grandchildren, Michael Jr., Joshua, Mathew and Karissa, also of Staunton. Preceding him in death was a brother in infancy.

Travis, Anna

Services for Anna Travis, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Paul Waters officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Dormition Orthodox Cemetery at Benld. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Panikihida service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Staunton VFW Post 1241 or Staunton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Travis died at 7:29 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 85 years old on May 5. She was an inspector with Olin Corporation in East Alton for 28 years before retiring in 1968. She was a member of the Holy Dormition Orthodox Church in Benld, Staunton VFW Auxiliary and the Staunton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was born in Flat River, Mo., a daughter of Stephen and Martha Grivach Chura. She married George M. Travis on February 5, 1945, in Waterloo. He died April 16, 1966. Surviving are daughters, June Hatfill and husband Butch, Linda Prante and husband Bill, all of Staunton; step son, Merrill Travis of Staunton; step daughter, Cora Lee Dobbs of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Anastasia Regenhold of Seminole, Fla., Sophie Beckley of Benld; and four grandchildren, Gregory Hatfill of Staunton, Dawn Claro of Gillespie, Will and Matt Prante of Staunton. Preceding her in death were brothers, Adam and Harry Chura and a sister, Helen Senko.

Traylor, Dallas

Services for Dallas Traylor, of Irving, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Jim Wagahoff, pastor of Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Raymond, officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Witt. Friends may call in the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Blessed Hope Baptist Church or the First Baptist Christian Academy at Rosamond. Mr. Traylor died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 80 years old on October 3, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections for 29 years as a correctional officer, spending 27 years at Pontiac and two years at Graham before he retired. While residing at Pontiac, he became a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church there. In 1980, he moved to Irving and attended the Blessed Hope Baptist Church. He was a member of the AFSCME union. He was born in Bond County, a son of Edgar Alvin and Ethel Mae McCaslin Traylor. He married Hazel Durbin on July 8, 1953, in Shawneetown. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Gene Traylor and wife Judy of Irving; a daughter, Brenda and husband George of Pana; brothers, Delbert Traylor, Don Traylor and wife Donna, all of Coffeen, Darrell Traylor and wife Doris of Hillsboro, Dale Traylor and wife Dorothy of Taylor Springs; a sister, Iona Snider of Coffeen; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Denver Traylor and another in infancy; and sisters, Mattie Mathis, Ethel Collman and Bertha Nell Traylor.

Trexler, Lena Unterbrink

Lena Unterbrink Trexler, mother of Dean and Bruce Unterbrink of Unterbrink Construction, Greenville, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in Country Estates Health Care Center in Greenville. She was 90 years old on February 23. She was director of the Bond County Senior Citizens from 1975 to 1982. She was born in Tamalco Township of Bond County, a daughter of Martin H. and Mary Volkmar Sussen, and was married twice. She married Arthur J. Unterbrink on February 23, 1927, in Salem; he died in September 1957. She married George Trexler on June 13, 1959; he died in 1989. Surviving besides the two sons are a daughter, Norma Jean Schluckebier and husband William of Donnellson; step daughter, Alberta Grandt of Vandalia; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a sister, Alice Parrish and brothers, Julius and John Sussen. Services were held Saturday in Greenville with burial in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Trobaugh, Stanley L.

Services for Stanley L. Trobaugh, of Hillsboro, were held at 11 this morning in Hough and Sons Funeral Home there. The Rev. Ivan Brake officiated. Burial was in Sunny Side Cemetery. Mr. Trobaugh died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 87 years old on February 3. He worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 32 years before retiring in 1977. He resided in East Peoria for 50 years before moving to Hillsboro in 1991. He was a member of the New Life Assembly Church of Coffeen. He was born in rural Panama, a son of Edward and Mary Kessinger Trobaugh, and attended schools there. He married Leona Butler on January 3, 1939, in Bowling Green, Mo. Surviving are a son, Stanley K. Trobaugh and wife Gayle and a grandson, Benjamin, all of California. Preceding him in death were eight sisters and one brother.

Trojaniak, Johanna F.

Funeral Mass for Johanna F. Trojaniak, formerly of Staunton, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Michael's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. Prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Mrs. Trojaniak, of Miami, Fla., died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 1999, in Hialeah Hospital, Hialeah, Fla. She was 84 years old on October 18. She was born in Chicago, a daughter of Conrad and Margaret Ejka Wika. She married John J. Trojaniak on September 29, 1934. He preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, John J. Trojaniak Jr. and wife Maria of Miami; step children, Adriana, Jose, Danilo and Viviano, all of Miami; sisters, Irene Bruen and Margaret Hamzik, both of Chicago, Florence Gilliland of Federal Way, Washington. Others surviving include sisters in law, Anna Wika of Chicago, Betty Weidler of Denver, Colo., Bernice Trojaniak of Carlinville. Preceding her in death were brothers, Richard and Irvin Wika.

Troutwine, Floyd I.

Services for Floyd I. Troutwine, of Gillespie, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Wilbur Mouser officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Gillespie©Benld Area Ambulance Service. Mr. Troutwine died at 7:14 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 70 years old last March 3, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was an inspector for Laclede Steel Company before he retired. Born in Olive Branch, he was a son of Daniel C. and Ethel Twente Troutwine. His wife, the former Martha Pauline Moore, survives. Surviving also are two sons, Mike Herron and Randy Troutwine, both of Gillespie as well as eight grandchildren and a great grandchild. Preceding him in death was a son, Larry Herron.

Turchi, Miss Enis

Funeral Mass for Miss Enis Turchi, of Nokomis, was said at 10 this morning in St. Louis Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Pat Yakel. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the St. Louis Catholic School. Miss Turchi died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 1999, in her home in Coalton. She was 75 years old on June 9. She worked as a cashier for Kroger's until her retirement. She was a member of the St. Louis Church and the Order of the Forresters. Her favorite pastimes were traveling and doing handiwork. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Olympio and Maria Cattinari Turchi. Surviving is a sister, Rena Russell of Pana. Sutton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Turcol, Frances

Services for Frances Turcol, of Hillsboro, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. Burial will be in Sawyer Cemetery in rural Staunton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Turcol died at 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 18, 1999, in her home. She was 68 years old on July 4. She was a seamstress for 33 years before she retired in 1985. She resided in the Staunton, Benld and Mt. Olive areas most of her lifetime and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Staunton and the National Arbor Day Foundation. She was born in Bunker Hill, a daughter of Clifford and Laura Brackman Partridge, and graduated from Staunton High School in 1948. Her husband, Ray R. Turcol, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Debbie Reisinger of Benld; sons, Darrell Turcol of Hillsboro, Leslie Turcol of Mt. Olive; a sister, Maxine Willhoit of Staunton; brothers, Charles Partridge and Fred Partridge, both of Staunton; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 

Turner, Alvin Ross

Graveside services for Alvin Ross Turner, father of Alice Turner of Mt. Olive, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hettick Cemetery. Mr. Turner, of Girard, died Tuesday, February 16, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 76 years old on November 7, and a veteran of World War II. He was born near Scottville, a son of James and Laura Young Turner. His first wife, Marjorie Sinclair, died in 1973. He married Sandra Franklin in 1977, and she survives. Surviving also are sons, Charles Turner of Plainview, Melvin Turner of South Roxana, Ralph Turner of Stafford, Texas, Frank Howard of Waverly, Richard and Ricky Howard, both of Girard; other daughters, Betty Freitag of Wood River, Shirley Elkins of Meadow Brook, Renee Joe of Branson, Mo., Linda Snider of Springfield, Bonnie Granger of Jonesboro, Ark., Roxanne Dunn of Longview, Texas, Elizabeth Bear of Virden; a sister, Louella Dugger of Carlinville; 25 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A daughter, Amanda Turner, preceded him in death. Neece Funeral Home at Waverly is in charge of arrangements.

Turner, John Rayford

Services for John Rayford Turner, of Taylor Springs, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Matthew Ferguson officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 1306, Taylor Springs. Burial will be in Irving City Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Turner died at 11:35 a.m. Sunday, July 5, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 76 years old last August 19. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served at Pearl Harbor until December 21, 1943. In civilian life he was a farmer, worked at canning factory, in construction and was a janitor in local schools. He was born in Blythville, Arkansas, a son of James L. and Mary Shefford Turner. He married Bertha Jane Reynolds on August 4, 1946, in Bridges, Mo. She died April 17, 1998. Surviving are sons, Jessie Turner of Hillsboro, James Turner of Taylor Springs; daughters, Mary Vaughn of Springfield, Dorothy Epps of Sanford, Fla.; sisters, Edna Meyers of Memphis, Tenn., Lola Rogers of Rockford, Agiebee Shelton of Pocahontas, Ark.; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Cecil and Buck Turner.

Tuscan, Mary A.

Services for Mary A. Tuscan, of Staunton, were held at 11 this morning in Lesicko Funeral Home. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. No visitation was held. Mrs. Tuscan died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 1998, in Litchfield HealthCare Center. She was 83 years old on November 30. She was a bookkeeper and had worked for the State of Illinois and in Staunton for Bahn's Grocery Store and Johnson Motors. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Frank and Mary Fritz Ausec. Surviving is a son, John D. Tuscan of Staunton. A sister, Ion Fey, preceded her in death.

Tuthill, Stephanie Lyn

Services for Stephanie Lyn "Peyton" Tuthill, daughter and granddaughter of former Hillsboro residents, were held this morning in the Denver, Colo. Miss Tuthill died Tuesday, February 23, 1999, by an intruder who broke into her Denver apartment. She was 24 years old. She was a daughter of Stephen Tuthill, now of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and granddaughter of F. Ernest Tuthill, now of Mary Esther, Fla., former teacher, principal and superintendent of Hillsboro schools. She was a 1997 graduate of the College of Charleston, where she was also president of Chi Omega sorority. While a student there, she worked with Habitat for Humanity, My Sisters House and the American Cancer Society. She was also a member of Rho Lambda National Honor Society, honoring Greek women who achieved excellence on campus and postively impacted their community. She trained with the National Outdoor Leadership school, studying the impact of man on the environment and as part of that experience, survived one month in remote and mountainous terrain while on foot and horseback. Surviving besides her father and grandfather are her mother, Pat Tuthill and a sister, Clara, of Fort Walton Beach; grandmother, Betty Rutkowski. Preceding her in death was her grandmother, Lois Tuthill, who was an elementary teacher in Hillsboro schools. 

Tweedy, Jr., Leroy D.

Services for Leroy David Tweedy, Jr., formerly of Worden, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Lesicko Funeral Home at Livingston with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Worden City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Sacred Heart Church Restoration Fund or the Livingston Veterans Memorial. Mr. Tweedy, of Billings, Missouri, died at 6:10 p.m. Monday, February 8, 1999, in Cox Medical Center South at Springfield, Mo. He was 52 years old on June 13, and an Army veteran of Vietnam. He served in the Army from 1962 to 1970 and rose to the rank of sergeant. He was awarded the Purple Heart in June 1968. His injuries left him disabled. He was born in Chicago, a son of Leroy David and Sylvia A. Urbanski Tweedy. He married Joice M. Burgett in August 1965 in Pembroke, Ky., and they were later divorced. Surviving are sons, Leroy David Tweedy III and wife Penny of Ocala, Fla., Brian Tweedy of Kissimmee, Fla.; daughter, Lisa Warrer and husband Scott of Edwardsville; his former wife, Joice M. Tweedy of Hamel; his mother, Sylvia A. Harris of Worden; a sister, Christine Smilgius of Tinley Park; half brother, Vernon L. Harris and wife Sandy of Marion; half sister, Marlane Bequette of Worden; and five grandchildren. His father, Leroy David Tweedy Sr., preceded him in death.


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