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Area Obituaries

Journey Armoni Kole Johnson

  Journey Armoni Kole Johnson, 11 months old of Carlinville, gained her angel wings, Sunday morning, July 24, 2022 at Carlinville Area Hospital Emergency Room. Journey was born Aug. 18, 2021, in Springfield, a daughter of  Rodjai Ashante Kole Johnson and Aaron Bennett. Heaven’s Little Angel You’re one of  Heaven’s angels now A perfect little…

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Beth L. (Heyen) Rull

  Beth L. (Heyen) Rull, 44, of Bunker Hill, passed away at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 5:30 a.m. She was born October 14, 1977, in Litchfield. She married Brandon Rull on July 16, 2005, in Alton. She was a guidance counselor for BenGil Elementary School in Gillespie. Beth…

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Donald Stephen Mix

Donald Stephen Mix, 69, of Litchfield, passed away at Heritage Health of Carlinville, on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 9:18 a.m. He was born Nov. 7, 1952, in Litchfield, to Martin Mix and Josephine Freuh Mix. He married Vera Boden Mix in 1972. He was retired after having been a fork lift driver for Dana…

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Pauline L. Hatley

  Pauline L. Hatley, 87 of Carlinville, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 28, 2022, at Carlinville Area Hospital. Pauline was born Nov. 4, 1934, in Kennett, MO, a daughter of John Hill and Lillie Ozell (Massey) Hill Garner. She married Herbert E. Hatley Jan. 2, 1951 in Arkansas. She spent her time raising their children…

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Helen Marie Allen

  Helen Marie Allen, 92, of Bunker Hill, passed away at Carlinville Rehab & Health Care Center, Carlinville, on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 1:35 a.m. She was born July 9, 1930, in Shipman, to William Burns and Catherine Drew Burns. She married Malvern Walter “Mook” Allen on Sept. 12, 1953 in Shipman.  He preceded…

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Donald L. McMurrary

  Donald L. McMurrary Jr., 67 of Carlinville, passed away Monday evening, July 25, 2022, at his residence. Donald was born Dec. 15, 1954, in Springfield, a son of Donald L., Sr. and Marilyn L. McMurrary.  He married Mary Mullens Oct.18, 1977 in Hettick. The simple pleasures of life brought great joy to Donnie. Whether…

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Henry Gagne Jr.

  Henry Gagne Jr., 76 of Chesterfield, passed away Friday morning, July 29, 2022, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton. Henry was born Dec. 10, 1945, in Hanover, NH, a son of Henry and Albina (Miclette) Gagne. He married Lynette Gamache, Oct. 28, 1967 in Indian Orchard, MA. and had been married for over 54…

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Joyce Elaine Wilkinson

  Joyce Elaine Wilkinson, 90 of Girard, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 27, 2022, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Joyce was born April 1, 1932, in Patterson, a daughter of Harry Vernus and Gertrude Belle (Young) Wilkinson. Joyce graduated from White Hall High School with the class of  1950.  She married David Ray Wilkinson…

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Mark James Schwab

  Mark James Schwab, of Sherman, passed peacefully at home surrounded by love on Monday, August 1, 2022. He was born in Litchfield, on March 21, 1952 to Louis and Margaret (Tallman) Schwab. He married Kathy (McDougall) Glynn on Jan. 25, 2001 in Springfield. He attended Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville majoring in accounting and…

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Frank Eugene Castiglione

  Frank Eugene Castiglione, 95, of Staunton, formerly of Benld, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The son of Guy and Della Castiglione, he was born in Benld, on Dec. 5, 1926. Frank graduated from Benld High School in 1944 and began working at the Western Brass Mill. On Sept. 16,…

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