OBITUARIES

Obituaries Listings

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

Howard R. Beerbower, Jr.

Howard R. Beerbower, Jr.

3/21/2014

Howard R. Beerbower, Jr., 71, of Springfield, died at 6:48 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born September 5, 1942, in Ardmore, Oklahoma, to Howard, Sr. and Betty Patton Beerbower. He married Lisa Goltz on August 10, 1973, and she survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Carrie (Keith) Jackson of Demopolis, Alabama; two sons, Matthew (Genelle) Beerbower of Denver, Colorado and Joseph (Bobbie) Beerbower... Read more

Kenneth Ray Graves

Kenneth Ray Graves

3/21/2014

Kenneth Ray Graves, 74, died peacefully at 2:50 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2014 at St. John's Hospice surrounded by family.Ken was born February 6, 1940 in West Frankfort, IL, the youngest of seven sons of Aaron L. and Wilma E. Graves. He married Judith A. Carmody on June 13, 1970.Survivors include his wife Judy, his son, Terry (Shawna) Graves, and grandchildren, Derek and Kendra Graves of Denver, CO. Ken is also survived by several... Read more

Barbara J. Nation

Barbara J. Nation

3/21/2014

Barbara J. Nation, 65, of Springfield died at 6:05 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at St. John's Hospital. She was born in Springfield on April 6, 1948 to Gale Bond Cox and Dorothy Lorraine Starks Cox. She married Norman Lee Nation in 1973. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Norris "Naud" Ramsey and one brother, Thomas William Cox. Surviving are her husband, Norman, of Springfield; two daughters, Gale Barbara (Scott)... Read more