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Catherine Mitchell Taylor | 95 | Springfield

Catherine Mitchell Taylor, 95, of Springfield, formerly of Winchester, Illinois, passed away on Dec. 29, 2022.Catherine was born May 3, 1927 in South Jacksonville, Illinois, the daughter of Ralph and Lena (Rueter) Mitchell. She attended country schools and graduated from Winchester High School with the class of 1945. She married Wilbur Taylor on Aug. 12,…

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Wilbur Wayne Gregory | 72 | Winchester

Wilbur Wayne Gregory, 72, of Winchester, passed away Sunday morning Nov. 13, 2022 at his home. He was born February 1, 1950 in Jacksonville the son of the late Kenneth J. and Roberta Ryan Gregory. He married Susan Buchanan Sept. 25, 1971, they later divorced. He was a 1968 graduate of Winchester High School. He…

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Jon A. Brackett | 63 | Hardin

Jon A. Brackett, 63, of Hardin, passed away at 2:04 p.m. on Nov.12, 2022, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., after a long hard fought battle with his health. He was born on July 11, 1959, in Jacksonville, Ill., to Richard M. “Dick” Brackett and the late Melba June Albers. Jon grew…

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Larry R. Lashmett | 85 | Winchester

Larry R. Lashmett, 85, of Winchester, passed away on Oct. 21, 2022.

He was born Feb. 23, 1937, the ninth of 15 children of James and Minnie Smith Lashmett. Sharing sixty-three blessed years together, he married Nancy C. Coultas on Aug. 16, 1959, and she survives. Together they had three children, Becky Lashmett, Matt (wife, Traci)…

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Terrence Joseph ‘Terry’ Killday | 83 | Winchester

Terrence Joseph “Terry” Killday, 83, of Winchester, IL, answered his last trouble call and walked his last line on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. Terry peacefully left this world surrounded by the love of his family at his home. He was born on Feb. 18, 1939, the son of Robert D. Killday and Esther Witherow Killday…

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Dorthalene ‘Dot’ Wisdom Sires | 90 | Winchester

Dorthalene ‘Dot’ Wisdom Sires, 90, of Sherman, Texas and Winchester, Illinois died on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Scott County Nursing Home in  Winchester. Private burial will be held in Oakland Cemetery in Moberly, Missouri. The Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of the arrangements.

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Anna Ellen Kerker | 90 | Bluffs

Anna Ellen Kerker, 90 of Bluffs died on Wednesday June 8, 2022 at the Scott County Nursing Center. Private family services will be held. The Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of the arrangements.

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Deacon Michael ‘Kim’ Scott | 68 | Winchester

Deacon Michael “Kim” Scott, 68, of Winchester, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Jacksonville. He was born March 24, 1954 in Jacksonville the son of Patsy Ann Scott. He was raised in the home of his grandmother Irene Scott following the death of his mother. He was a graduate of Winchester High School. He…

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Laura Ann ‘Annie’ Balcom | 73 | Winchester

Laura Ann (Annie) Balcom of Winchester, Illinois passed peacefully away at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital on Friday, May 13, 2022. She was born at home Oct. 6, 1948 near Manchester, IL to Buell and Evelyn (Clanton) Howard, the seventh of 10 children. At age three, Laura contracted polio which resulted in her being paralyzed from the…

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Elmer William Lehr | 90 | Kampsville

Elmer William Lehr, age 90, of Kampsville, died on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. A private service and burial will be held for his family and close friends. The family invites the public to attend a celebration of life following the burial at the Kampville American Legion at 12…

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