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Dennis Michael Witt

1954 – 2015

      Dennis Michael Witt, age 60 of Eldorado, passed away at 3:04 PM, Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.

     He was born in Lejunior, Kentucky, on October 19, 1954 to Asa Witt and Ollie (Creech) Witt.   Dennis married Linda J. (Beam) on June 6, 1975 and she survives. Dennis was a coal miner and a self employed air conditioner and refrigeration man.

     In addition to his wife Linda of Eldorado, and his mother: Ollie Witt  of Butler, IL; Dennis is survived by 2 children: Jennifer Amanda and husband Robert Stubblefield of Ziegler, IL; Jeremy and wife Danielle Witt of Wheaton, IL; 4 grandchildren: Draven Witt and Olivia Stubblefield both of Ziegler and Henry Witt and Jolie Vega of Wheaton. Sister: Sharon Selsek of Bayard, WV; brother: Delmar Witt of Hillsboro, IL; brother: Elmer Witt of Taylor Springs, IL; and sister: Karen Pearson of Mt. Carmel, IL; along with several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his father Asa Witt.

     Graveside funeral services preceded burial at 1 PM Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at Sunset Lawn Cemetery.  Rev. Ownley Williams officiated. Memorials may be made to Harvest Deliverance Food Pantry .

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Bonnie Ruth Barton

1939 - 2015

     Bonnie Ruth Barton, age 75, of Harrisburg, passed away at 4:39 PM, August 25, 2015 at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh, IN.

     Bonnie was born on October 12, 1939 in Harrisburg to the late Carl Kenneth and LaVerne (Rice) Millis.  On January 21, 1976 she married Tom Barton and he survives.  Bonnie was the Saline County Supervisor of Assessment for 30 years until her retirement in 2001.  She served as President of Illinois County Officials; President of the County Assessment Officer’s Association, Property Tax Advisory Committee, Legislative Committee, played a key part in the passage of local assessment law and was selected as the County Official of the Year.  She served as Secretary of Illinois Association of County Officials for countless years.  She was a member of Dorrisville Baptist Church.  Bonnie loved the water.  She and her husband Tom enjoyed spending the winters in Florida, summers at the Lake of Egypt cabin.  She enjoyed flower gardening, shopping and playing on her computer.

     Bonnie is survived by her husband: Tom Barton of Harrisburg; son: Carl (Teresa) Pickering of Harrisburg; daughter: Janet Lawrence of Marion, IL; sister: Susie (Bob) McGehee of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren: Cristina Harmon, Nathan Lawrence, “B.A.” Lawrence and Blaine Lawrence; several great-grandchildren; nephew: Ryan (Amanda) McGehee of Atlanta, GA.

     Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren: Carrie Pickering and Aaron Pickering.

     Funeral services for Bonnie Ruth Barton were held at 11 AM, Friday, August 28, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Dewayne Taylor officiated and burial followed in Sunset Hill Cemetery.  Visitation was from 5 to 8 PM, Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel. 

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William Clabe "Bill" McNew

1935 - 2015 

     William Clabe "Bill" McNew, age 80 of Harrisburg, passed away at 4:07 PM, August 19, 2015 at his residence in Harrisburg.

     Bill was born on January 8, 1935 to the late Claude and Gladys (Tanner) McNew in Carrier Mills, Illinois.  Bill married Joan Hefner on September 8, 1955 and she survives in Harrisburg.  Bill was an educator and principal in the Harrisburg public school system. He was a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church where he was a deacon for 41 years. Bill was a registered official for basketball and baseball for close to fifty years. He enjoyed playing golf with his golfing buddies; and he also enjoyed the winters in Gulf Shores, Alabama with friends.

     Bill is survived by his wife, Joan McNew of Harrisburg, son, Keith McNew and wife Debbie of Palm City, Florida; son, Brian McNew and wife Cindy, of Waterloo, Illinois; daughter, Sheri Mathis and husband Mark of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren: Nicholas McNew and wife Amy of Waterloo, Illinois; Bethany Mathis of Pontoon Beach, Illinois; Dylan McNew of Waterloo, Illinois; Blake Mathis and wife Bethany D. of Harrisburg; Kim Bastin and husband Jimmy of East Parrish, Florida; Katherine Hite of Owensboro, Kentucky; and Kendyl McNew of Palm City, Florida; eight great-grandchildren: Hayden Mathis, Taylor Mathis, Jackson Mathis, Shane McNew, Nichole McNew, Olivia Ogilvie, Sydnee Ogilvie and Reagan Ogilvie; aunts, Nellie Mae Black of Louisville, Kentucky, and Mabel Clements of Carrier Mills, brother-in-law, Wayman Hefner and wife Sharon; brother-in-law Nick Hefner and wife Brenda; sister-in-law, Myrna Jones; brother-in-law, Leo Hefner and wife Sue; sister-in-law, Cheryl Cantrell and husband Kenny.

     Bill was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother-in-law, Zan Hefner.

     Funeral services for William Clabe "Bill" McNew were held at 1 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2015 at McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.  Rev. Billy Dye, Jr. officiated and burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.  Visitation was from 10 AM to 1 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2015 at McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois Blue East Team or McKinley Avenue Baptist Church of Harrisburg. 

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