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Barbara Nell Stover

1930 - 2016

NORMAL - Barbara Nell Stover, 86, formerly of Marion, passed away Saturday (Sept. 24, 2016) at Sugar Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Normal after an eight year battle with Alzheimer's disease.
     Visitation will be Saturday, October 1, from 9 to 11 am at Reed Funeral Chapel, 503 East Sloan St., Harrisburg, IL, followed by internment at Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Harrisburg, IL.  Her brother Larry Durfee will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at

     Barbara was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Harrisburg, to Lewis and Opal (Sloan) Durfee.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Michael and Lewis, Jr.
     Barbara is survived by her sons Jeff (Jean) Stover, Bloomington, and Doug Stover, Normal; brother Larry (Caroline) Durfee, Harrisburg; sisters Vivian Williams, Santa Fe, TX; June (Andy) Cserny, Raleigh; Pat (George) Wright, Harrisburg; Janet Masinelli, Dickinson, TX; and grandchildren Brandon (Emily) Stover, Princeton; Amanda (Nick) Jaworskyj, Hanover Park; and Brittany Stover, Bloomington.
     After graduation from Harrisburg High School and Alton Memorial School of Nursing, Barbara began a long career working at Harrisburg and Marion Hospitals.  She finished her career as an operating room supervisor.
     Barbara loved her family and most of all her grandchildren.  She was active in the church.  She also loved to travel, enjoy time with her many dogs and was an accomplished painter.
     The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Sugar Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center for their tender and attentive care during her five year stay at their facility.  They would also like to thank the hospice caregivers from Community Hospices of America for assisting with Barbara's care during the last few months.


1938 – 2016

     Mary Jane Tuttle (Lyons) died peacefully at home in the arms of her husband at 12:52 a.m., Saturday, September 17 following seven weeks of faithful care from Hospice of Southern Illinois.  She was 78.    
     Jane was the retired owner and proprietor of the former Myron’s, a women’s fashion retail business in downtown Harrisburg.  
     Jane was born April 29, 1938 in Harrisburg, one and a half blocks from her last residence, the middle child of Eli and Hannah (Thomas) Lasersohn.  Her parents founded Myron’s, the family business in 1933 which also included stores in Carmi, Marion, Carbondale and Vienna. Her father and his brother, Jack immigrated to America with their mother in 1913 from central Poland.  Their mother, Feige (Fanny) worked while they were raised in The Jewish Children’s Home, St. Louis, Missouri.  Jane’s mother was a Harrisburg native and local beauty.
     Jane was a graduate of Harrisburg High School, Class of ‘56, and attended one year at H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, New Orleans.  She married Eddie Seright and they had two children, Pam and Amy.  Following his death she married Bob Dallas, from whom she was divorced.  She was married to Dr. Warren D. Tuttle for 23 years prior to his death in 2005.  Jane was an avid and masterful bridge player, a member of the Harrisburg Garden Club and of The First United Methodist Church, Harrisburg.  She was a long-time practitioner of Yoga.
     Preceding her in death were two husbands; her daughter Amy Jo Seright; mother and father; elder brother Dr. Jack Lasersohn, Seattle, Washington; son-in-law Joe Pearson; and virtually all ancestors who remained in Europe.
     Jane is survived by her husband, the Rev. Dr. Roger K. Lyons; daughter Pamela Nanette Pearson, Marion; sister Jill and her husband Pete Dangerfield, Bay Village, Ohio; maternal aunt Lida “Torchy” Schork, Harrisburg; beloved niece and nephews Jill Ann Lasersohn, Jim Lasersohn, Jeff Lasersohn, John Lasersohn and Peter Dangerfield; and devoted cousins.  In addition to her husband, she was attended by caring CNAs Kayliegh Reardanz, Kim Evetts, Mary Miller, Amelia Sumner, Kamika Trass, Shilea Sumner, Meghyn McDonald and Ashley Emery, as well as homemaker and friend, Kathy Reed.
     Visitation for Mary Jane Tuttle was held Saturday, September 24, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. followed immediately by the Service of Death and Resurrection, all in the Sanctuary of The First United Methodist Church, West Poplar Street in Harrisburg, with interment of her ashes per her request in the family plot at Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Harrisburg. Then a community reception for all who knew Jane was at Morello’s Banquet Room, East Poplar Street, Harrisburg, 2.30 - 5.00 p.m.
     Jane through her Trust has provided generous bequests to The First United Methodist Church, Harrisburg and to The United Methodist Children’s Home, Mt. Vernon, Illinois.  Personal gifts in Jane’s memory may be designated to ADRDA/Brain Bank, St. Louis University, 1 North Grand Blvd., Room 319, St. Louis, Missouri 63103 (for Dementia Research), or to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, Illinois 62959.     
Jane, whose life’s work was in Fashions would request that you buy an article of clothing, preferably in your shade of blue (her favorite color) and wear it often, in lieu of flowers.

Dorothy L. Wilborn

1914 – 2016

     Dorothy L. Wilborn, 102, passed away at Harrisburg Medical Center on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

     Dorothy was born on September 17, 1914 in Waterloo, Iowa to Florence and Claude Hartong.  Dorothy lived in Iowa and moved to Springfield, IL where she attended middle and high schools, graduating from Springfield High School in 1931.  On September 21, 1931 she married her sweetheart Bill Wilborn and settled down to start a family in Springfield.  Dorothy was a homemaker and very proud of her family.  She was a member and Sunday school teacher at the First Church of the Brethren.  She and her family moved to Chatham, IL in 1960 where she was involved in the PTA for the Chatham Schools.  After Bill’s retirement, they spent many winters in North Port, FL before moving there permanently in 1995.  Dorothy and Bill moved back to Illinois to Brookstone Estates in Harrisburg in June of 2005 to live out their lives in Southern Illinois.

     Mrs. Wilborn was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Harrisburg. She is preceded in death by her spouse William C. Wilborn, her eldest daughter, Sharon E. Wilborn, and her brother, Jack Hartong.

     She is survived by her three children. Linda (Ray) Balcauski of Punta Gorda, FL, Diane (Steve) Kelly of Melissa, TX and Richard (Margaret) Wilborn of Harrisburg.  She will be sadly missed by her family including seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. 

     Funeral services were held at 2 PM, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Rev. Scott Pilkington officiated. Burial  followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.  Visitation was from 1 to 2 PM, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Jewell "Judy" DeVeau McNail-Pool

1935 - 2016

      Jewell "Judy" DeVeau McNail-Pool, 80, of Harrisburg, passed away at 10:55 AM, Monday, September 12, 2016 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion

     Judy was born on December 17, 1935 in Eldorado, IL to the late Robert "Bob"  and Edith Elizabeth (Marler) Pool. Judy was a school bus driver and a member of Coal Bank Springs Church. 

     Surviving family members include her daughter: Lisa Crisp of Carrier Mills, IL; daughter: Angela Dawn McNail of Harrisburg; son: Robert "Robbie" McNail of Harrisburg;

2 grandchildren: Jada Lynn (Justin) Gibbons and Macie Nicole McNail; brother: John W. "Buddy"  Pool and wife Betty; nieces: Janie Jackson and Becky Spurlock, and the father of her children: Donald Hugh McNail of Marion, IL

     Judy was preceded in death by her parents and sister: Mildred Benefield.

     Funeral services were held at 5 PM, Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel.  Rev. Allen Porter officated and burial  followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.  Visitation was from 3 to 5 PM, Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Bonnie Penrod

1920 – 2016

     Bonnie  Penrod, age 96, of Harrisburg, passed away at 2:20 AM, Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Harrisburg Medical Center.  She was born on November 15, 1920 in New Burnside, IL, to the late Arthur and Noma (Watkins) Cavitt. She married Lewis M. "Penny" Penrod on May 4, 1940 and he preceded her in death on September 22, 2013.

     Bonnie was a homemaker and a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church in Harrisburg. She and Lewis were  honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from McKinley Ave.

      Bonnie is survived by her daughter: Myra and husband Barry Bascom of Harrisburg; daughter: Roslyn Hasty of Cincinnati, OH; son: Wendell and wife Vicki Penrod of Benton, IL.; and daughter: Pam and husband Joel Bond of Harrisburg;  3 grandchildren: Dawn Brown of Galatia; Chris and wife Marci Hasty of Columbus, OH and Jason Penrod of Indianapolis, IN.; 4 great-grandchildren: Kelsey, Kylee and Keaton Brown of Galatia and Maren Penny Hasty of Columbus, OH; bros: John Cavitt of Vienna; and Jesse Cavitt of Manteno, IL.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister and 4 brothers and her son-in-law: Jay Hasty.

     Funeral services were held at 2PM, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Billy Dye, Jr. officiated.  Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was from 12:00 Noon to service time at 2 PM, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to McKinley Ave. Baptist Church. 

Norman "Butch" Duncan

1955 - 2016

     Norman "Butch" Duncan, 60, years of age, passed away at home September 4, 2016. He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Edna Duncan, whom he married on February 14, 1981.

Butch and Edna were blessed with a son: Johnny Gwaltney of Goreville, IL; daughters: Kati Stilley and husband Shane of McEwen, TN; Kristie Garrison and family of McEwen, TN; and Lisa Beddingfield and husband Chase of Gadsden, AL. Butch was "Papaw" to 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

Butch leaves behind Brothers: Dennis Duncan and wife Lisa of Jasper, AK; Paul "Skip" Duncan and wife Dena of Paducah, KY and his sister: Cindy Butler and husband Rick of Eddyville, IL

Butch was born to Everett C. Duncan and the late Kay Tarlton Duncan on November 6, 1955. Butch served in the US Army during the Viet Nam era. After moving to Pope County in 1994, he began to take an interest in the Emergency Services of the county. He served as Captain and Training Office for the Pope County Rural Fire Protection. Butch was also an EMT and was lead dispatcher for Pope County 911. He served over 20 years in Emergency Service for Pope County.

     Funeral services for Butch were held at 1PM, Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the Spring Valley Social Brethren Church. Visitation was from 5 to 8 PM, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel, and from 11AM to 1PM, Thursday at the church. Rev. Chuck Depriest officiated.  Burial followed in Spring Valley Cemetery with Veterans Rites by the Harrisburg & Carrier Mills American Legion and the VFW and Honor Guard from the Army National Guard in Marion. 

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