OBITUARIES

Obituaries Listings

Jane M. Caldwell

Jane M. Caldwell

3/30/2014

Jane Margaret Hansberry Caldwell, 81, of New Berlin, died at 8:47 pm, Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home, after a long illness, surrounded by her family. She was born Jane Margaret Hansberry on August 6, 1932 in Nashua, NH, the daughter of Martin J and Mary Katherine O'Neil Hansberry. Jane was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Nashua, NH. She married Ralph A. Caldwell, Sr. on June 23, 1956 in Nashua, NH and he preceded her... Read more

Larry  E. Davis

Larry E. Davis

3/30/2014

Larry E. Davis, 71 of Springfield died at 7:15 a.m., Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born October 22, 1942 in Speedway, Indiana the son of William F. and Lucille Davis, and they precede him in death. He is survived by his friends, the Waldinger and Barrenzuela families.Larry worked for the Illinois Department of Public Health Vital Records Division. He was a member of the United States Air Force serving during... Read more

Margaret A. Elshoff

Margaret A. Elshoff

3/30/2014

Margaret A. Elshoff, 78, of Springfield, died at 9:15 am, Sunday, March 30, 2014 at St. John's Hospice. She was born December 16, 1935 in McHenry, IL, to Herbert and Margaret Weber Simon. She married Carl R. Elshoff on August 28, 1954 and he preceded her in death on December 24, 2010. Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Wayne) Gall of Springfield and Deborah (Loren) Payne of Apache Junction, AZ; one son Anthony Elshoff of Springfield;... Read more

Eileen A. Moore-Patterson

Eileen A. Moore-Patterson

3/28/2014

Eileen A. Moore- Patterson, 89, of Springfield, died at her home on Friday, March 28, 2014. She was born March 22, 1925 in Springfield, to Guy W. and Minnie Mae Thompson Miller, Sr. She married Wesley "Ray" Moore, Jr., on October 7, 1944, and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1976. She married John "Bill" Patterson on February 11, 1984 and he preceded her in death on November 16, 2001.Survivors include one daughter, Brenda K. (Daniel)... Read more

Nina Erlene Schafer

Nina Erlene Schafer

3/28/2014

Nina Erlene Schafer, 84, of Springfield, died at 7:53 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014 at St. John's Hospital. She was born October 18, 1929 in Clarence, MO to Ervin and Virgie (Cross) Walker. She married Raymond "Pat" Schafer on September 3, 1951 and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Linda (Nicholas) Ketchum and Patricia (Michael) Ratterree both of Springfield; six sons, Stephen Schafer of Arvada, CO, Paul Schafer of Miami, FL,... Read more

Helen "Blondie" Hawkins

Helen "Blondie" Hawkins

3/27/2014

Helen "Blondie" Hawkins, 85, of Springfield, died at 12:10 am, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born August 14, 1928 in Athens, IL, to Everett and Myrtle Roberts Powell. She married Paul Hawkins and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2010.She is survived by eight grandchildren; Angela (Jeff) Antonacci, Tony and Troy Cirillo, Troy, Brian, Rick and Cole Hibbs and Charlene Gowins; several great grandchildren; two... Read more

Valeria "Val" J. Braughton

Valeria "Val" J. Braughton

3/26/2014

Valeria "Val" J. Braughton, 85, of Hillsboro, died at 11:37 am, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born June 19, 1928 in Witt, IL, to Chris and Millie Rushford Rodeghier. She is survived by her boyfriend, Fred Burrow of Hillsboro; daughter, Brenda Morris of Bailey, CO and son, Daniel L. Braughton of Springfield.Her parents and husband, Charles Braughton preceded her in death. Val donated her remains to... Read more

Roy "Bill" Singer

Roy "Bill" Singer

3/26/2014

Roy W. "Bill" Singer, 74, of Springfield, died at 9:35 pm, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at St. John's Hospital. He was born November 15, 1939 in Springfield, to Roy Edward and Florence Evelyn Jasmon Singer. He married Doloris P. Tribble on October 11, 1957 and she survives.Also surviving are one daughter, Norma Jean (Troy) Bauer of Greenview; two sons, Earl Lee Singer of San Antonio, TX and William Alan "Bill" (Deb) Singer of Petersburg; eight... Read more

Audrey M.  Watkins

Audrey M. Watkins

3/25/2014

Audrey M. Watkins, 87, who lived at Springfield Supportive Living, died at 4:10 am, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at St. John's Hospice, surrounded by her loving family.She was born May 3, 1926 in Sherman Township, Illinois to Clarence F. and Ella May Irvin Cravens. She married William Woods in 1949 and together they had four children. They later divorced and she married George E. Watkins in 1959. George had four children and together they... Read more

Loren M. Letz, Sr.

Loren M. Letz, Sr.

3/24/2014

Loren M. Letz, Sr., 60, of Springfield died at 6:00 am on Monday, March 24, 2014 at his home. He was born June 30, 1953 in Springfield to Sydney and Dorothy Jaspers Letz, Sr. His parents, one granddaughter and one brother, Willie Letz-Bricker preceded him in death.He is survived by his Companion: Julie Thomas of Springfield; three daughters: Amy (Jason) Donnelly of Chatham, Amber Brown and Lilly Letz both of Springfield; five sons: ... Read more