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Harold F. ‘Boaby’ Smith | 83 | White Hall

Harold F. “Boaby” Smith, age 83 of White Hall passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 31, 1939 in White Hall, the son of Harold R. and Ella F. McMillen Smith. He married Betty Eileen Rabe Oct. 15, 1956 in Bowling Green, MO and she preceded him in…

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Elmer R. Lakin | 88 | White Hall

Elmer R. Lakin, age 88 of White Hall, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 at his residence. He was born Nov. 10, 1934 in Rush Hill, MO, the son of Charles and Evelyn DeShaiser Lakin. He married Cecelia Fay January of 1956 and she preceded him in death Dec. 1, 2000. He later married Marge…

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Donald Lee Crist | 93 | Bethalto

Donald Lee Crist, 93, died Jan. 13, 2023 in Bethalto, IL. He was born May 6, 1929 in St. Louis, to Walter C. and Leona M. (Barnett) Crist. He married Carolyn M. Gibson, and she preceded him in death March 16, 2022.As a young man, Don was first introduced to the broader world when he…

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Cleo Shirley Price | 103 | White Hall

Cleo Shirley Price, age 103, passed into the arms of Jesus at the White Hall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Jan. 5, 2023. She was born Feb. 9, 1919 in Russell County, Ky, and lived most of her life in the Hillview, IL area.  She was the daughter, and last surviving child, of Elmer Osco and…

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Marjorie Koehm | 97 | Greenfield

Marjorie Koehm, 97, of Greenfield, died Friday, Jan. 6, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Shields-Bishop funeral home in Greenfield. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the Greenfield United Methodist Church. Burial will…

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Sarah Lou Pembrook | 90 | Greenfield

Sarah Lou Pembrook, 90, of Greenfield, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, surrounded by her family.She was born April 24, 1932, in Palmyra to William Clark and Ida (Quarton) Holliday. She married William D. Pembrook, March 22, 1953, at the Christian Church in Palmyra, and he preceded her in death Dec. 19, 2014. Surviving are…

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James ‘Jim’ Willard Rives | 101 | Carlinville

James “Jim” Willard Rives of Carlinville, IL,  born Aug. 2 1921 in Greenfield, IL, to George Jr. “Cotton” and Bernice (Cole) Rives. He married Anna Mae (Bellm) April 9, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Carlinville. They celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary April 9, 2022. Surviving are nine children: Patty (Richard) Lange, John (Charlotte) Rives, Bill…

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Nancy Jane Nightengale | 66 | Carrollton

Nancy Jane (Lakin) Nightengale, age 66, of Carrollton IL, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. She served the community as a waitress until she retired. A beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she is survived by her daughters Heather (Terry) Bell and Heidi Driver; grandchildren, Kevin (Lyndee) Bell, Kip (Alyssa Lewis) Bell, Kyzick (Cassidy )…

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Emory Enneth Newby | 88 | Springfield

Emory E. “Newb” Newby, 88, of Springfield, died at 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022 at his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1934 in Carlinville, to Emory and Elta L. Smith Newby. He married Bobbie R. Denney on Feb. 14, 2003 and she survives. Also surviving are four children, Stephanie (Joe) Stone of Springfield,…

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Michael Dean Meyer | 74 | Jacksonville

Michael Dean Meyer, 74, of Jacksonville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was born July 18, 1948, to the late Dean and Addie (Bowen) Meyer. He married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Ross, on Sept. 7, 1968, in Greenfield. They have celebrated 54 years of marriage and she survives. Together they have…

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