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Area Obituaries

Julia Ellen Stuart

June 26, 1927 — November 22, 2022 Julia Ellen Stuart, 95, of Taylorville, and formerly Grove City and Mt. Auburn, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at 7:27 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center, Taylorville. She was born in Mt. Auburn on June 26, 1927, and was the youngest of 4 girls born to…

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Steven Frank Johnson

December 19, 1964 — November 19, 2022 Steven Frank Johnson, 57, of Edinburg, Ill, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill. He was born on December 19, 1964, in Springfield, Ill, the son of Frank and Victoria (Truax) Johnson. Steve is survived by his sister, Vickie Sue Edwards…

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Sherry Anita Spencer

February 15, 1948 — November 21, 2022 Sherry Anita Spencer, 74, of Taylorville, went to her heavenly home on Monday, November 21, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. She was born February 15, 1948 in Taylorville, Ill. The daughter of Dorice Stephens and Vivian Pickard. Sherry loved the Lord, church, her family, friends, and especially her…

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John J. Sebben

October 12, 1951 — November 18, 2022 Mr. John J. Sebben, 71, of Tovey, Ill., passed from this life at 6:00 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2022 at his home in Tovey, Ill. He was born in Langleyville, Ill October 12, 1951 the son of Victor and Roberta (Hunt) Sebben. John at one time was very…

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William J. “Bill” Smith

June 21, 1938 — November 16, 2021 William J. “Bill” Smith, 84 of Taylorville, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Bill was born on June 21, 1938 in Edinburg, the son of Joseph and Ruth Smith. He married Natalie Orlandini in 1959 in Taylorville. Bill graduated from Taylorville High School and Millikin University. Bill served…

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Mary Margaret (Beyers) Holthaus

April 30, 1922 — November 13, 2022 Mary Margaret (Beyers) Holthaus of Stonington, Ill, passed away early Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 30, 1922 in Pana, Ill., the second child of Wilfred and Marguerite Beyers. She graduated from Pana High School and worked as a stenographer in…

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Kim L. Brandt

July 14, 1959 — November 15, 2022 Kim L. Brandt, 63 of Taylorville, passed away at 1:45a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on July 14, 1959 in Taylorville, the daughter of LeeDon and Catherine (Hogge) Vaughn. She married Lee Brandt on November 12, 2005 and they…

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Lyle Curtis Klay

February 27, 1933 — November 14, 2022 Lyle Curtis Klay, 89 of Springfield, formerly of Stonington, passed away at 1:40p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022 at Concordia Village Care Center in Springfield. He was born on February 27, 1933 in Taylorville, the son of Walter E. and Lois (Walley) Klay. Lyle was raised in Stonington…

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Jeffrey Dean Webster

June 28, 1966 — November 6, 2022 Jeffrey Dean Webster, 56, of Perry, Iowa, formerly of Taylorville, Illinois, died Nov. 6, 2022, at the Stratford Specialty Care Nursing Home in Stratford, Iowa. Jeff was born June 28, 1966, in Springfield, the son of Jerry D. and Kathryn E. Jenkins Webster. Jeff was preceded in death…

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Barbara “Bobbi” Ann Murray

June 5, 1941 — November 11, 2022 Barbara “Bobbi” Ann Murray of Springfield, previously of Taylorville, was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She left this world on November 11, 2022 at age 81.  She was born to Laurence and Leola Jones on June 5, 1941. After graduating from high school, Barbara…

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