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Area Obituaries

Mary Lou Jubelt

Mary Lou Jubelt, 79, of Gillespie, passed away at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Monday, April 8, 2024. She was born March 18, 1945, in Gillespie, to James O. Kelly and Celia Dillon Kelly. She married Richard Jubelt on Feb. 19, 1965 in Benld.  He preceded her in death on July 6, 2011. She…

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Jean M. Leach Loveless

  Jean M. Leach Loveless, 94, of Gillespie, passed away Monday, April 8, 2024, at her home in Gillespie. Jean was born Aug. 14, 1929, in Highland Park, a daughter of  John Corbin and Velma Olive Gahr Leach. Jean graduated from high school and then attended Blackaburn College where she received an associates degree in…

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Jack R. Daugherty

  Jack R. Daugherty, 82, of Farmersville, formerly of Sunset and Otter Lake,  passed away Wednesday afternoon,  April 10, 2024 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Jack was born on Feb. 5, 1942, to Clarence and Alice (Nagel) Daugherty in Honey Bend. Jack graduated from Lanphire High School with the class of 1960. In 1961…

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Melvin Dale King

  Melvin Dale King, 77, of Carlinville, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Lakeside Rehab in Carlinville. He was born Sept. 20, 1946 in Carlinville, son of the late Melvin Dale and Vivian Pearl Qualls King. He married Doris Lee Smith and later married Judy Lee Armstrong who both preceded him in death.…

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Ruby C. Cope

  Ruby C. Cope, 90, of Carlinville, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2024, at her home in rural Carlinville. Ruby was born November 17, 1933, in Greenfield, a daughter of Raymond Paul and Christine Mary (Green) Costello. Ruby graduated from Greenfield High School with the class of 1951.  She married Carl E. Cope who…

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Griffin Wayne McGary

  Griffin Wayne McGary, 26, of Virden, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Griffin, was born October 6, 1997 and was the son of Dana Sweet-McGary of Pawnee and Rob McGary of Meridian, ID. He was a huge Chicago Bears and St. Louis Cardinals fan. In school, Griffin stayed active participating…

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Marjorie E. Hartsook

  Marjorie E. Hartsook, 91, of Palmyra, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at Lakeside Health and Rehab in Carlinville. She was born May 17, 1932 in Higbee, Mo. the daughter of the late Melvin and Fratie Sumpter Ketchum. She married Richard Cole Hartsook on April 22, 1960 in Alton, and he preceded her…

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Gilda M. Calderwood

  Gilda M. Calderwood, 93, of Benld, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie, on Saturday, April 13, 2024. She was born May 3, 1930, in Eagarville, to Pasquale Di Paolo & Maria Antonucci Di Paolo. She married John L. Calderwood. She was a homemaker.  Gilda was a graduate of the Benld High School…

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Archie Dale Kasten

  Archie Dale Kasten, 89, of Carlinville, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024, at his home in Carlinville. Dale was born March 26, 1935, in Carlinville, the son of Archie and Mary Sutton Kasten. He graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1952 and attended the University of Illinois. He served in the…

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Timothy James Paternoster

  Timothy James Paternoster, 71, of Plainview, passed away on March 23, 2024 after suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury from a fall. He died in peace with God and his best friend at his side. Tim was born in Chicago, to Francis and Marion Paternoster on July 11, 1952. He attended Lyons Township High School…

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