Evelyn Jane (Dunn) Hughes, 88, of Carlinville, IL died on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at her home in Carlinville. She was born November 6, 1930 in Chesterfield, IL to Joseph and Susan (Bilbruck) Dunn. Evelyn married Lee Hughes, February 15, 1948 in Hettick, IL. Evelyn was a homemaker and enjoyed camping with family and motorcycle rides with her husband. She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons; Mervyn Lee Hughes and Randall Hughes, 4 brothers; Tom Dunn, Denzil Dunn, Joe Dunn and Melvin Dunn, and sisters; Mae Conklin and Wanda Elledge. She is survived by her husband Lee, sons; Kenny (Vicki) Hughes of Carlinville, IL and Steve (Mitzi) Hughes of Palmyra, IL, sisters; Melba Ribble of Bethalto, IL and Wilma Kroeger of Carlinville, IL. A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Carlinville Moose Lodge at 2pm. Memorials may be made to her family.
Rita Elizabeth Mack, 97, of Madison Wisconsin, formerly of Carlinville, passed away on December 11, 2018 in Madison, WI. She was born June 28, 1921, one of seven children of Peter and Theresa Goehe Muentnich of Staunton, IL. She attended St. Michael’s Grade School and was a 1940 graduate of Staunton High School. Rita married Cornelius “Connie” Mack on June 29, 1941 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Charles, Missouri. They were blessed with 66 years together before he preceded her in death on March 28, 2007. Rita was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Early in her married life, she worked in the aircraft industry in Detroit in support of the WWII war effort. Later, she worked for a number of years at Sherman’s clothing store on the Carlinville Square. She was a faithful member of Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville for more than 60 years. Surviving are son, Dennis (wife Valerie) of Madison WI, two grandsons, Andrew (Laura) Mack of St. Louis, and Aaron Mack, sister-in-law Dolores Mack of Carlinville, and many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held at 11am, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church with a 1 hour visitation at the church beginning at 10am. Burial will follow at New Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may go to Ss. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church.
Arthur Thompson, 95, of Royal Lakes, IL died Thursday, November 29, 2018 at his home in Royal Lakes, IL. He was born May 25, 1923 to Arthur and Ethel (Thorp) Thompson Sr. Arthur married Lucille Martin in Manhattan, NY. Arthur was Merchant Marine during WWII and retired from a career of coal mining with Monterey Coal. He enjoyed fishing, listening to old school jazz, working in his yard and gardening. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, and daughters, Arthurene Day and Mary Ragland. Survivors include: his grandchildren; Tony Day, Mickey Day, Norman Day, Aisha Ragland, Kristin Ragland, and Bridgette Ragland, 13 great grandchildren; including, Kenyalla Matthews, Aikee Matthews, Almetris Smith, Brijae Brown, and Kai Lovelace. A private family service will be held December 23, 2018. Memorials may go to the family.
Bonnie Jean Renfrow, 62, of Carlinville, IL passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Heritage Health in Carlinville, IL. She was born January 15, 1956 to William and Doris Beard. She is preceded in death by her mother. Survivors include: her father, William Beard, sons; Thomas F. Pitman, Jr. of Carlinville, IL and Joseph E. Pitman of Alton, IL, sisters; Brenda Smigielski of Carlinville, IL and Billie-Jo Lambert of Carlinville, IL, brothers; Charles Beard of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Robert Beard of Northampton, MA, and Donald Beard of Carlinville, IL. Bonnie loved her family, her pets, the outdoors, and life in general. A celebration of her life will be held in the Spring of 2019. Memorials may go to her family.
Donna L. (Jenkins) Boatman, 78, of Carlinville passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at her daughters home in Carlinville. She was born September 22, 1940 to Lowell and Gwendolyn (Bivin) Jenkins in Carlinville, IL. Donna married Harold Boatman in 1969 and they later divorced but remained close. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Kenneth Jenkins. Donna is survived by her former husband, Harold, children; Darrin (Angela) Boatman of Little Rock, AR, Ricky Boatman of Henderson, CO, Denise (Michael) Verschelden of Auburn, IL, Char (Jim) Spoon of Carlinville, IL, brother, Leslie (Sally) Jenkins of Summerfield, FL, sister, Ann (Michael) Roof of Groveland, IL, grandchildren; Rochelle (Nicholas) Holmes, Joet (Erich) Boatman, Kristofer (Erin) Spoon, Tori Spoon, James Verschelden, great grandchildren; Eliza Boatman, Archer Thomas, Hazel Thomas, and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Friday, November 23, 2018 from 4-8pm at the Carlinville United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10am at the Carlinville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Bethel Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Carlinville Public Library or Macoupin Co. TAILS.