Obituaries

Miller, Merle Irene

Mrs. Merle Irene Miller, 98, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 6:15 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

Severns, Mary Frances

Mary Frances Severns, 82 of Avon, Il passed away December 8, 2019, 11:32 p.m. at the Marigold Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Galesburg, Ill. 

Neal, Christine Jahde

Christine Jahde Neal, 61, of Granger, IN, formerly of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Friday, November 29th in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN, following a lengthy illness.

Litchfield, Donna M.

Donna M. Litchfield, age 89, of Galesburg, IL, formerly of Rio, IL, died Monday, December 9, 2019, at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg.

Chase, Carol L. “Sue”

Carol L. “Sue” Chase, 86, passed away December 7, 2019, at the Knox County Nursing Home surrounded by her three sons: Chris Chase, Michael Chase, and Steve Chase.

Nelson, Bruce Paul

Bruce Paul Nelson, 62, of Gilson, died peacefully Sunday, December 8, 2019, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, with his family by his side.

Owens, Barbara

Barbara Owens, 83, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 1:13 a.m., Monday, December 9, 2019 at Legacy Estates of Monmouth.

Harriman, Lorraine M.

Lorraine May Harriman, 89 of Rio, IL passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at home. Services are 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Rio Presbyterian Church. Burial is in the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in

Monroe, Billy A.

Billy A. Monroe, 75 of Abingdon, passed away at 9:52 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Trone, Rita J.

Rita Jean Trone, 65, of Galesburg, passed away December 6, 2019, peacefully at Cottage Hospital surrounded by family.

Christofferson, William E.

William “Peanuts or Willie” E. Christofferson, 88, of RR Oneida, passed peacefully at home on December 1, 2019, at 3:11 a.m. with family surrounding him.

Cauthon, Billy G.

Billy G. Cauthon, 75, of Galesburg IL, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019, 2:55 a.m. at Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care, Galesburg IL.

Ruggles, Cecil Carter

Cecil Carter Ruggles, 68 of Abingdon and formerly of London Mills and Ollie, Iowa, passed away at 2 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at his home with his family at his bedside.

Rice, Frank H.

Mr. Frank H. Rice, 91, of Galesburg, Illinois (formerly of Cameron) died 3:42 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

Murphy, Billie J.

Billie “Bill” J. Murphy, 80, of   Oquawka, IL passed away at 6:09 am, Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the Oak Lane Rehabilitation Center, Stronghurst, IL.

West, Eloise Sue

Eloise Sue West, 77, of Galesburg, died at 2:08 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2019, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

Fleisher, Joan Annette

Mrs. Joan Annette Fleisher, 78, of Galesburg, Illinois formerly of Knoxville passed away peacefully at 6:50 pm Monday, December 2, 2019 at Heartland Healthcare Center with her daughter by her side.

Likes, Erma M.

Erma M. Likes, 88, of Williamsfield, died at 8:05 a.m., Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.

Thornton, Linus C.

Linus C. Thornton, 83, of Monmouth, IL, passed away at 6:15 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Roseville Rehab and Health Care, Roseville, IL.

Karen A. Adamson

Karen A. Adamson, 62 of Alpha, IL died Friday, November 29, 2019, at home.  Cremation has been accorded.  Services are 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2019, at the New Windsor Presbyterian Church.  A private burial is at

Joyce A. Carr

Joyce Arlene (Manchester) Carr, 89, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away on November 26, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin. She was born May 3, 1930, in Dorchester, Massachusetts to Arthur Edward and Kathryn Martha Simmons (Manchester) Manchester. She was

James D. Nelson

James Douglas Nelson, age 47, of Oneida, Illinois, passed away at 6:09 P.M. on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, surrounded by his loved ones. In keeping with James’

Connie M. Reading

Connie Marie Reading, 74 of Galesburg, passed away at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at her home. She was born January 24, 1945 in Galesburg, the daughter of Kermit and Ila (Robinson) Short. She married Harold

Marilyn D. Pennington

Mrs. Marilyn D. Pennington, 92, of Terre Haute, Indiana formerly of Galesburg passed away Thursday, November 28, 2018 at the Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

George I. Inness

Mr. George I. Inness, 85, of Galesburg, Illinois died 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Clark, Darlene M.

Mrs. Darlene M. Clark, 83, of Maquon, Illinois died 10:11 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2019, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

Peterson, Alice

Alice Peterson, 94, of Knoxville, IL formerly of Galesburg and North Henderson IL, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019, 7:36 a.m. at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, IL. 

Haynes, Clara L.

Clara L. Haynes, age 63, of Sparland, Illinois, died at 4:08 P.M. on Monday, November 25, 2019, at the UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.