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Edwin L. Bast

Edwin L. Bast, Korean War Veteran, died May 15, 2014.
He was born in Cass County, the son of Frank and Esther Houston Bast. Services were held May 20 at 11 a.m. at the Christ Church in Oak Brook with interment at Irving Park Cemetery.


Anita Settles

Anita Settles, 79, of Rushville, passed away peacefully at her home at 8:10 a.m., Saturday, May 17.
Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.


Elizabeth Laraine Vincent Henry

Elizabeth Laraine Vincent Henry, 69, passed away peacefully at her home in South Bend, Indiana on May 7.


Kay Rohn

Kay Rohn, 93, of Beardstown, died Tuesday, May 6, at Heritage Health in Beardstown. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 10, at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, with burial at Messerer Cemetery, near Frederick. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at


Rebecca Elizabeth Hardwick

Rebecca Elizabeth Hardwick, 23, of Ashland, passed away at 8:28 a.m., Thursday, April 10, at Memorial Medical Center. A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 15 at St. Luke Church with the Very Rev. Christopher J. Brey, V.F., celebrant. Burial was in Beardstown City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Stroke Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorial & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home in Springfield was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at


Norma Jean Winkelma

Norma Jean Winkelman, 69, of Arenzville, died Saturday, May 10, at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arenzville. Burial was in Arenzville North Cemetery. Memorials have been suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church, Arenzville Fire and Rescue, or to the family of Norma Winkelman.
Condolences may be left online at


Lelin E. “Catfish” Sargent,

Lelin E. “Catfish” Sargent, 71, of Rushville, passed away at 12:33 p.m., Sunday, May 11, at his home.
Wood Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.


James D. Collins

James D. Collins, 77, of Virginia, passed away on May 10, 2014.    Funeral services for James will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Lintner-Hurley Funeral Home of Chandlerville, visitation will be one hour prior.  Burial will follow at Chandlerville Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left at  Lintner-Hurley Funeral Home of Chandlerville is assisting the Collins family with arrangements.


Alice Ann (Alexander) Toncra

Alice Ann (Alexander) Toncray of Springfield, Oregon, (formerly of Arenzville) went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 21, at River Park Rehabilitation Center in Eugene, Oregon after a courageous battle against brain cancer. Cremation rites have been accorded and a Celebration of Life for Alice will be held on May 17, at 11 a.m. at the Restoration Fellowship Church in Springfield, Oregon.
Condolences may be sent to the family at 601 72nd St., Springfield, Oregon 97478. Memorials may be sent to The American Cancer Society


Dora Juanita Pate

Dora Juanita Pate, 93, of Beardstown, died Friday, April 25, at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 28, at Beardstown City Cemetery. There was no formal visitation. Memorials are suggested to Golden Age Center. Condolences to the family may be sent online at
Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown was in charge of the arrangements.



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