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BARREGARYE, Betty Jean - Springfield  
Betty Jean Barregarye SPRINGFIELD, IL - Betty Jean Barregarye died at 2:52 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2015, on her 86th birthday at Lewis Memorial Christian Village with her son by her side. In her last days, Betty was surrounded by her daughter, grandchildren and close friends. Betty was born July 3, 1929, in Springfield, Ill., the daughter of Lynn and Bertha Numrick Rountree, lovingly raised by her mother, Bertha and grandparents, John and Maggie Numrick, all deceased. Betty was a 1947 graduate of Feitshans High School. She married Richard Barregarye on Aug. 29, 1947; he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2012. Betty was a charter member of Woodside United Methodist Church (now Cotton Hill United Methodist Church) and a member of the chancel choir at Woodside for 20 years. She was a lifetime member of Springfield Ceramics and Crafts Club, Methodist Women, Ruth Circle and Beta Sigma Phi. She served as Queen Mother of Red Hats' – Forever Red group. Betty is survived by her son, Rick (Freida) Barregarye of Deatsville, Ala.; daughter, Cindy (Rick) Coffman of Springfield; six grandchildren: Ryan (Constance) Barregarye of Prattville, Ala., Kelly Barregarye (fiancé, Pete Dorough) of Prattville, Ala., Chad (Diana) Coffman of Houston, Texas, Brenna (Chris) Venvertloh of Brookfield, Ill., Ashleigh (Tim) Brinkman of Chatham, Ill., and Shelby Barregarye of Deatsville, Ala.; six great-grandsons: Russell and Zachary Castleberry, Caleb and Carson Barregarye, all of Prattville, Ala., Cameron Brinkman of Chatham, Ill., and Bennett Venvertloh of Brookfield, Ill.; and one great-granddaughter, Charleigh June Coffman of Houston, Texas. Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Funeral Ceremony: 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, with Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Cotton Hill United Methodist Church, 5931 North Cotton Hill Rd., Springfield, IL 62703 or Memorial Home Services Hospice, 720 N. Bond St., Springfield, IL 62702-9917. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
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Published in The State Journal-Register on July 4, 2015
BRIDGES, Dorothy K. - Springfield  
Dorothy K. Bridges METAMORA, IL - Dorothy K. Bridges, 90, of Metamora, Ill., and formerly of Springfield, Ill., died at 1:03 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Snyder Village in Metamora. She was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Kankakee, Ill., to Carl W. and Grace M. (Bree) Kunde. She married Ralph E. Bridges on Nov. 26, 1942, and he preceded her in death on April 29, 1997. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Leon Kunde and Paul Johnson; and one sister, Merle Daniels. Surviving are a daughter, Ralynne "Lynne" (Wilbur "Bill") Sommer of Metamora; four grandchildren: Joedy (Lori) Wake, Kelly (Rod) Kofoid, Kristy (John) Chapman and Kenneth Wake; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorothy was a member of Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church. She worked as an account tech for Horace Mann for 16 years, retiring in 1989. She previously worked for 13 years for Federal Housing. Graveside Service: 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Memorial Service: 12 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ronald Moorman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: The American Cancer Society or Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church. StaabFamily.com
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Published in The State Journal-Register on July 4, 2015

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BOGLE, Maxine Irma - Springfield  
Maxine Irma Bogle VANDALIA, IL - Maxine Irma Bogle, 96, of Vandalia, Ill., passed away June 13, 2015. Maxine was born June 4, 1919, to Gertrude Tadlock Goad and Harry Goad. She married Merlin F. Bogle on Dec. 5, 1940, and he preceded her in death in May 1995. They had two children, Joan Wyrick Bogle and James Freeman Bogle. She was preceded in death by husband, Merlin; son, James; and siblings: Vernon Goad, Bernice Goad, Noel Peter Goad, Estalina Pearl Goad, Harry Goad, Jr., Opal Powless, and Norene Sessions. She is survived by daughter, Joan (Gail) Dabbs of Nixa, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Margie Bogle of Flora, Ill.; three granddaughters: Tracy (Jerry) Henry of Nixa, Mo., Amy (Rase) Sherwood of Springfield, Ill., and Lori (Todd) Krueger of Springfield; five great-grandchildren: Joshua Henry, Kaytlin Sherwood, Rase Sherwood, Jr., Isabella Krueger, and Jacob Krueger; and sister, Beulah Rapp.
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Published in The State Journal-Register from June 30 to July 1, 2015
BURNS, Joan M. - Springfield  
Joan M. Burns SPRINGFIELD, IL - Joan M. Burns, 87, of Springfield, died at 2:10 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2015, at St. John's Hospice. She was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Bloomington, Ill., to Carl Andrew and Agnes Hursey Harvey. She is survived by three daughters: Julie A. (Philip) Bruns of Indian Trail, N.C., Jill A. Burns, and Kimberly (fiancé, Darrel Moore) Burns, both of Springfield; two grandsons, Kyle Andrew (Leah) Bruns of Mint Hill, N.C., and Joel David (Marlin) Bruns of Indianapolis, Ind.; two great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Carol (John) Schwandner of Springfield; two brothers, Terry Harvey of Crystal Lake and Carl "C.A." (Jay) Harvey of Carrolton, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and one brother. She was a 1948 graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Bloomington and was then employed at St. John's Hospital for 14 years in OB/GYN and 14 years in Adult Day care, retiring in 1992. Joan was a member of St. Agnes Church. She bowled with the St. John's Thursday afternoon league and was a member of St. Al's Round Robin Pinochle Club. She was a member of St. John's Samaritans. She enjoyed fishing and going to flea markets and garage sales. She was also an avid Illini Basketball fan. Memorial Gathering: 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Funeral Mass: 11 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015, at St. Agnes Church with the Rev. Robert Jallas officiating. Inurnment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Christian Care or The Animal Protective League. Share stories, pictures, Facebook and Twitter at: StaabFamily.com
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Published in The State Journal-Register from June 30 to July 1, 2015

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BATES, Judith G. (Beuttel)  
Judith "Judy" G. (Beuttel) Bates BETHALTO, IL – Judith "Judy" G. (Beuttel) Bates, 71, formerly of Brighton, Ill., died at 7:16 a.m. on June 25, 2015, at Alton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The State Journal-Register on June 27, 2015
BOLEY, Jason A. - Springfield  
Jason A. Boley CHATHAM, IL - Jason A. Boley, 43, of Chatham, passed on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at his home. Jason was born Oct. 6, 1971, in Chillicothe, MO., the son of Gary and Theresa Boley. He married Amy M. Dunne on Nov. 10, 2001, in Eureka Springs, Ark. Jason attended school in Columbia, Mo., and worked many years as a culinary chef. He loved spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, and sharing Cardinals baseball and Mizzou sports with Jacob and Jack. He is survived by his wife, Amy, and his two young sons, Jacob and Jack all of Chatham; parents, Gary and Theresa Boley of Bradenton, Fla.; two siblings, Jon Boley of Grants Pass, Ore., and Jaclynn Rose (husband, Tim) O'Neill of Decatur; grandmother, Carmen Rosita Boley of Chillicothe, Mo.; mother and father-in-law, Chris and Beth Bordignon of Chatham; many beloved grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws; niece, Angelica Boley; and beloved pets, River, Rocky and Josie. Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies. Memorial Gathering: Family will receive friends from 10:00-11:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Memorial Ceremony: Noon on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, with Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating. Memorial contributions may be made for the children's' education at: The Jacob and Jack Boley Educational Fund at https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/kl99/jacob-and-jack-boley-educational-fund . Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
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Published in The State Journal-Register from June 27 to June 28, 2015
BRUNK, Myrtle - Chatham  
Myrtle Brunk VIRDEN, IL - Myrtle Brunk, 92, of Virden and formerly of Carlinville, Ill., passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1923, in Loami, Ill., to Gyven Lee and Stella Fudge Harvey. She married Norval Lynn Brunk on Dec. 20, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 2006. Her brothers, Paul and Perry Harvey, and sisters, Pansy and Mattie, also preceded her in death. Myrtle was a member of Virden Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star #802. She was a homemaker; however, she helped her husband farm and called herself a "Farmerette"! Myrtle and her husband, Norval, loved to dance and traveled all over Central Illinois to the dance clubs. They actually met on the dance floor after Norval spotted her and, in his haste to ask her to dance, slipped and fell in front of her. Myrtle never forgot that introduction. Mrs. Brunk will be greatly missed by her son, Larry Lynn (Barbara) Brunk; daughter, Kay (Bill) Craig, all of Carlinville; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Pearl Edwards of Virden. Cremation rites will be accorded by Cremation Services of Central Illinois in Chatham. Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 6, 2015, at Federated Church, 122 E. 2nd South, Carlinville, IL, 62626 with the Rev. Betty Lynn Jordan officiating. She will be laid to rest during private family committal at Joe Brunk Cemetery with her husband. Memorial contributions may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63631; www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org . Staab Polk Memorial Home is serving the Brunk family. Please visit www.staabpolk.com for condolences.
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Published in The State Journal-Register from June 26 to June 27, 2015
BUCHANAN, Gloria J.  
Gloria J. Buchanan TAYLORVILLE, IL - Gloria J. Buchanan, 82, died June 25, 2015, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The State Journal-Register on June 27, 2015
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