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Phillips, Robert Eugene "Bob" - Augusta  
AUGUSTA, Ill. -- Robert Eugene "Bob" Phillips, 59, of Augusta, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, when the Lord put his hand on Bob's shoulder and said, "It's time to come home," and the angels came and took him to his heavenly home, where his dear sister Debbie was waiting with open arms to greet him. He was born Feb. 17, 1957, in Quincy, a son of Ralph and Ruth (Baker) Phillips. Bob graduated from Southeastern High School in Augusta in 1975. After graduating, he farmed with his dad. He then served as road commissioner for Birmingham Township in Schuyler County. Later, he and his dad went into the construction business, along with farming. For the last 20 years, he was a truck driver. He was employed by Dallas Mavis for 10 years, who awarded him a Safe Driving Award, for driving 1 million miles without an accident. The last 10 years, he drove for Dot Foods, until his health failed. Surviving are his parents, Ralph and Ruth Phillips of Augusta; one sister, Kathy Walck and husband Ed of Spring Grove; one son, Thomas Phillips; one niece, Angie Kruse and husband Ryan; one brother-in-law, Kirk Fauver of Austin, Texas; one uncle; one aunt; cousins; and many dear friends. SERVICES: Private graveside services will be held in Huntsville Cemetery near Huntsville. MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice. ARRANGEMENTS: Wood Funeral Home, Rushville. WEBSITE: woodfuneralhome.online. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26, 2016
Quint, June Kiser - Warsaw  
WARSAW,Ill. -- June Kiser Quint, 94, of Pointe Vedra, Fla., formerly of Hancock County, died Sept. 8, 2016, at Community Hospice Center at St. Vincent's Riverside, Jacksonville, Fla. She was born July 29, 1922, in Hancock County, a daughter of Claude and Hazel Schaad Kiser. "Aunt June" showed her family the true meaning of unconditional love by words of grace and encouragement at all times. Four generations of her family were honored and blessed to share the name June. In 1939, she graduated from Warsaw High School. She attended Gem City Business College in Quincy, Illinois State University in Normal and the University of Illinois. In 1941 she was a civil service employee at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul. In 1947 she was employed by Rantoul City Schools as secretary to the late J.W. Eater, superintendent. She later was named business manager, where she served as a liaison between the district and the federal government to secure funds for federally impacted schools throughout the nation. She served as president of the nationwide organization representing those schools. She played a vital role in the construction of six schools during her employment by Rantoul City Schools until her retirement in 1981. In retirement, she was a real estate agent. June served as a trustee of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. She was a life member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International sorority and a charter member of Delta Rho Chapter in Rantoul. She served as state's parliamentarian for the Illinois State Council for many years. She was also active in numerous professional and civic organizations. Her passion was cooking. She had a collection of nearly 3,000 cookbooks in her home in Rantoul. As an avid reader, she made sure she kept up with current events. Survivors include a dear friend of nearly seven decades: Maxine Bohn, formerly of Rantoul; one nephew, Robert Dean (Linda) Kiser of Gainesville, Texas; two nieces, Virginia Lynn (Don) Williams of Clayton, N.C., and Carol June Kiser of Eureka. She is also survived by five great-nephews and two great-nieces and their families; and a host of other close friends mourn her loss. June was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dean Kiser; and a sister-in-law, Arlene Kiser. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in Oakland Cemetery, Warsaw, with her great-nephew the Rev. Mark Williams conducting. MEMORIALS: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn, Rantoul Historical Society, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida or donor's choice. ARRANGEMENTS: Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home, Warsaw. WEBSITE: lamportefuneralhomes.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26, 2016
Ramsey, Mae - Kahoka  
KAHOKA, Mo. -- Mae Ramsey, 94, of Kahoka, died Sept. 22, 2016, at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Ill. Wilson Funeral Home, Kahoka, is handling arrangements.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Sept. 24, 2016
Riley, Lois  
QUINCY -- Lois Riley, 89, of Naperville, formerly of Quincy, died Sept. 20, 2016, Naperville. Private burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Sept. 22, 2016
Robbins, Dorothy E. - Laprairie  
Dorothy E. Robbins, 93, of LaPrairie, died at 4:50 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Sunset Home, Quincy. Dorothy was born April 18, 1923, in LaPrairie, a daughter of Joseph and Alvaree Clark Utter. She married Ercil "Shorty" Robbins Oct. 1, 1941 in Kahoka, Mo. Shorty died June 25, 1992. Dorothy graduated from LaPrairie High School. She was a homemaker and helped operate her husband's fertilizer business and her son's crop- dusting business. She was a member of Elm Grove United Methodist Church. She enjoyed RV trips, fishing with her husband, her yellow labs, gardening and cooking. Survivors include a son, Gary Robbins of LaPrairie; three grandchildren, Tom (Susan) Churchill of Boulder, Colo., Jill Churchill of Quincy, Brad Churchill of Tucson, Ariz.; and four great-grandchildren, Aloha, Tim, Rose and Kylee Churchill. She was preceded in death, by two brothers, Charles and Glenn Utter; one sister, Ruth Dolbeare; and one daughter, Carole (Joe) Churchill. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hunter Funeral Home, Golden, with the Rev. Dixie Croxton conducting. Interment will be in Golden Memorial Gardens, Golden. VISITATION: 1 p.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: American Cancer Society. ARRANGEMENTS: Hunter Funeral Home, Golden. WEBSITE: hunterfuneralhomes.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, 2016
Seeland, Terry Ray - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Terry Ray Seeland, 65, a native of Quincy, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, surrounded by family at Blessing Hospital. Terry was born April 28, 1951, in Quincy, the youngest of seven children to Clarence and Mildred Naderhoff Seeland Sr. Terry was a graduate of Quincy High School and a former employee of Pepsi-Cola Inc. and Pinkerton Security. He also did professional driving and delivery services for a living. After recovering from a serious head injury, Terry provided lawn service to a select group of clients and was self-employed. He loved vintage boats, was once an active boot kicker and genuinely just loved people. Terry was a member of Luther Memorial Church, Masonic Lodge, Rocky Point Boat Club, Twin Oaks Boat Club, South Side Boat Club, was a Boy Scout and an avid Boy Scouts of America supporter. His three attentive, doting, beautiful sisters, Scotty, Sharon and Ernestine, survive. Survivors also include his oldest son, Ryan Seeland (Amy Wells); grandson Brant, that he was so proud of, from Quincy; his two sons, Trent and Travis, and their families, from Bradenton, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; his best friend, Gordon, from Texas; and last but not least, Sandy, Squeaky and Lucky, his beloved dogs. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Mark Seeland and Clarence (Junior) Seeland; and his sister, Patsy Moore. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of professionals at Blessing Hospital for their amazing support. SERVICES: A memorial visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. A gathering of family and friends will follow at South Side Boat Club. Private inurnment will be in Quincy Memorial Park. MEMORIALS: Quincy Humane Society. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, 2016
Shoopman, Shirley - Augusta  
Shirley Shoopman, 88, of Augusta, died at 1:42 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at Golden Good Shepherd Home in Golden. She was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Chicago, to Harold and Ina Winters Olker. She married Keith Shoopman on Nov. 4, 1950, in Augusta. He preceded her in death on July 22, 2010. Shirley was a graduate of Augusta High School and received her bachelor's degree from Bradley University in Peoria. She had worked as physical education teacher at Bowen High School and retired as a caseworker for the Illinois Department of Human Services for many years. She was a member of Living Faith United Methodist Church in Bowen and Chapter AQ PEO in Augusta and was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star. Shirley dearly loved all animals, especially her cats, and enjoyed the times she could spend with her family. She is survived by a son, Steve (Carol) Shoopman of Augusta; two daughters, Mari Dale (Nick) Bajjalieh of Decatur and Kim (Mike) Jones of Mount Sterling; nine grandchildren, Joe, Adam, Brian (fianceé Marissa Katt) and Matthew Bajjalieh, Dallas (Jessica) Shoopman, Casey (Jessie) Shoopman, Whitney (Chuck) Robbins, Scott (Molly) Bunge and Shane (fianceé Courtney Wiater) Bunge; a stepgrandson, Jerek Jones; seven great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Ashtyn Shoopman, Aedon and Easton Robbins, Baylee Dedert and Brooklyn and Brynlee Bunge; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Bill) Sweney of Dickson, Tenn.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Living Faith United Methodist Church in Bowen with the Rev. Dr. David Bigley conducting. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery in Augusta. VISITATION: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta. MEMORIALS: Hearts of Hancock Humane Society or Blessing Foundation for Hospice. ARRANGEMENTS: Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .    
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25, 2016
Shores, Lilburn  
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Lilburn Shores, 91, of Hannibal, died Sept. 20, 2016, at Hannibal Regional Hospital. Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Sept. 22, 2016
Shupe Jr., Charles Edward - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Charles Edward Shupe Jr., 67, of Quincy, passed away peacefully at home Sept. 15, 2016. Chuck was born in Quincy on Nov. 24, 1948. He spent his early years working on the family farm and excelling in sports, most notably baseball, in Mendon. Chuck graduated from Unity High School in 1966. He then went on to get a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His life was dedicated to enriching young minds in the role of teacher, coach and principal in both Illinois and Colorado. His move to Colorado fostered his love for hunting, fishing, skiing, horseback riding and all manner of outdoor adventures. These adventures were made more fulfilling with the company of family and friends. Chuck established lifelong relationships and was a mentor to many who sought his advice. His adventurous spirit will live on in the memories of all those who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Annette Wescott; daughter, Katie (Eric) Assouad; grandchildren, Lincoln and Bennett; mother, Ruby Shupe; sister, Jerri (Dick) Klusmeyer; brothers, Greg (Lori) Shupe and Ashley (Norma) Shupe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Charles "Charlie" Shupe. SERVICES: A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to either Home Health Care or Hospice of the Valley or the MSA Coalition at multiplesystematrophy.org . ARRANGEMENTS: Rifle Funeral Home, 1400 Access Road, Rifle, CO 81650. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, 2016
Smith, Larry William - Carthage  
Larry William Smith, 64, of Carthage, passed away at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Larry was born in Carthage on June 14, 1952, a son of William Eli and Viola L. Lung Smith. He graduated from Carthage High School and went on to study farm machinery technology at Spoon River College so he could maintain his own equipment. He was a third-generation farmer, and took pride in continuing the family farming and trucking business. He was united in marriage to Rebecca "Becky" Lemmon Schroeder at Ferris Christian Church on June 18, 1983. Larry was a strong, quiet, godly man who was devoted to his family and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was an active member of Burnside Christian Church, and was also a founding board member and current treasurer of Christ's Freedom for Haiti. Larry was passionate about serving the people of Haiti, and made several mission trips there. He was a member of the Friday Morning Men's Bible Study at Carthage Dairy Queen. He is survived by his wife, Becky; three children, Rachael (Todd) Martens of Niota, James (Cheryl) Schroeder of Basco and Sarah (Matthew) Churchill of Greenville; 12 grandchildren, Leah, Lydia, Michaela, Grace, Aaron, Levi, Selah, Moriah and Eden Martens, Nadia Schroeder and Jada and Jairus Churchill; two sisters, Karen (Dan) Craig of Kewanee and Donna (Larry) Rauert of Grand Island, Neb.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. SERVICES: 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Burnside Christian Church with Pastor Mark Nichols conducting. Burial will follow in Moss Ridge Cemetery. VISITATION: With the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. MEMORIALS: Christ's Freedom for Haiti. ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home of Carthage. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25, 2016
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