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Address: 604 Walnut Street, Greenfield, IL, 62044
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Roy "Bill" William Loy - January 03, 1938 - April 03, 2022

Departed: 04/03/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Roy William “Bill” Loy, 84, of Greenfield died Sunday, April 3, 2022 in White Hall.  He was born January 3, 1938, in Rockbridge to Melvin J. and Geraldine (Tucker) Loy.  He married Connie Gleason, February 15, 1958, in Carlinville, and she survives.
Also surviving are his children, Steve (Sharon) of Carrollton, Mark (Evelyn) of Chesterfield, Janet Hill of Athens, and Laura (Jeff) Anderson of Utica, and David (Angela) of Okawville, his grandchildren, Melissa (Matthew Campbell) Loy, Joshua (Nicola) Graham, Alayna Graham, Evan Loy, Aaron (Pam) Hill, Andrew (Kara) Hill, Aric Hill, and Jonah Loy, his great-grandchildren, Kinley and Paisley Osterman, Caius, Isaac, and Ellis Graham, Aliza and Brielle Hill, and Raigen and Kennan Hill, and his sister, Melva Gunning.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jim.
Bill was a member of the Bethlehem Tabernacle Church in Greenfield.  He farmed, drove a truck for ADM, and enjoyed his days working for the Greenfield School District.
A funeral will be held at 12 pm, Friday, April 8, at the Bethlehem Tabernacle Church, in Greenfield. Visitation will be from 10 am until time of service.  Burial will follow at the Oak Wood Cemetery north of Greenfield.  Memorials are suggested to the Bethlehem Tabernacle Church or the Greenfield Foundation for Excellence in Education. The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please leave a message or condolence at
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Danika Claire Alderfer - April 16, 2021 - March 31, 2022

Departed: 03/31/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Danika Claire Alderfer, of Greenfield, became an angel in the arms of her loving “Nana” on March 31, 2022.  She was born April 16, 2021, to Nate and Kari (Varble) Alderfer, and they survive.
Also surviving are her sisters, Alexis White, Cailyn Alderfer, and Bryleigh Frieden, her grandparents, Roger and Kathy Varble, of Greenfield, Georgia Hansen of Jerseyville, her favorite uncle, Jake Varble, and her loving cousin, Stetson Varble, of Greenfield, her uncle, Jacob Hansen and family of Jerseyville, her aunt, Katie (Jeremy) Schmieder and boys, of Dow, and many extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Nathaniel Alderfer.
Danika was a shared blessing from God to all.  Her smile was contagious, and her love and snuggles were beyond compare.  She loved to be sang to and rocked by her mother, and “lit up” when she saw her Mommy, Daddy, sisters, Mama, Papa, Uncle Jake, Stetson, and especially her “Nana”.
She is now with God as our little angel to remember and love. Even though God allowed us to enjoy Danika for such a short period of time, she will forever be in our hearts, souls and memories. A private family funeral and burial will be held.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenfield Police Department, and can be mailed to the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home, 604 Walnut St., Greenfield, IL. 62044.  Please leave a condolence or message at
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Nancy L. Hilis - September 26, 1944 - March 31, 2022

Departed: 03/31/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Nancy (Settles) Hillis, 77, of Greenfield, went to be with the Lord, March 31, 2022.   She married Harold “Rut” Hillis December 4, 1968, and he survives.
Also surviving are her sons, Michael Hillis of Greenfield, and Robert Hillis of Jacksonville, grandsons, Peyton and Hunter Hillis, sisters, Carol Jackson, Marsha Settles, Ruthann Langley, Patsy (Ralph) Steward, Kathy (Roger) Varble, brothers, Denny Settles, Terry (Deb) Settles, Rick (Maria) Settles, a special Aunt Roberta “Berty” and Uncle Tom Gibson, and a large extended family, all of whom she admired dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Nancy worked at Hertzberg Perma Bound in Jacksonville for over 35 years.
Nancy was a strong believer with her faith in God, being a member of Fayette Baptist Church, where she enjoyed her church family, taught Sunday School, and Bible School. She led many to Christ.  Her love for her family was her focus. She and Rut hosted family gatherings and holidays for many years. Her door was always open for those who stopped by for sweet tea, a game of Rummy and a good visit.  She helped all she could and gave it her all.  She had the biggest heart and her compassion and spirit will live on in the memories we all share.
In her retired years, her biggest joy was being ‘Nana” to Alexis, Stetson, Cailyn, and Danika. She will forever be in our hearts, souls, and memories. Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded, and a private family service will be held. Memorials are suggested to the Greenfield Fire Department and can be mailed to the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home, 604 Walnut Street, Greenfield, IL. 62044.  Please leave a condolence or message at
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Wilma Marie Davis - November 18, 1937 - March 16, 2022

Departed: 03/16/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: On Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 8:42 a.m., following a month-long battle with pneumonia, Wilma Marie (Gracey) Davis departed this world and went to be with her Lord and Savior.
Wilma, the daughter of Evert and Hazel Gracey of Chesterfield, Illinois, was born on November 18, 1937 and grew up near Chesterfield. Soon after graduation from Carlinville High School in 1955, and eager to make her way in the world, Wilma went to work as a teller at Chesterfield State Bank. She worked there, in one capacity or another, for 50 years, finally retiring at the age of 70.
On August 19, 1961, Wilma married the love of her life, James L. “Jim” Davis. Jim and Wilma purchased Cedar View Farm in Greenfield in August of 1974 and raised their three children and eventually, welcomed two granddaughters.
Wilma leaves behind her three children, Beth Davis, Susan Davis (Phillip Gilbert) and Dale Davis (Jackie); granddaughters, Kassy (Brandon Early) and Kaity. Also surviving are her sister, Frances Gracey; brother, Bill Gracey; sisters-in-law, Verna Brown, Ruth Scanlan, Karla Davis, and Irene Davis; and brother-in-law, Wayne Davis. She is also survived by three generations of nieces and nephews, who were all very dear to her.
She was preceded in death by husband, Jim, in June of 2015. Also preceding her in death were her parents; parents-in-law; sister, Estella McCleery; son-in-law, Kelly Greeley; brothers-in-law, Virgil McCleery, Mancel Owings, Russell Davis, Jerry Davis and Dwight Brown; nephew, Alan Brown; and niece, Marie Monteith.
Wilma was an avid (and prize-winning) photographer. Her camera was never far from her side. She leaves behind albums of photographs telling the stories of her 84 years. Another of her favorite pastimes were her days singing in the Greenfield Community Choir and as the soprano member of the quartet at Faith Bible Church.
Wilma was happiest in the moments spent with her family and friends. Most Sundays found her in her element - cooking a delicious meal for those lucky enough to be gathered around the table. Chicken being fried, potatoes being mashed, cookies being baked, she scurried around the kitchen, taking time out now and again to discuss an important issue of the day. The young children gathered around the table to eat her food, were all too soon replaced with young adults, asking her advice. She happily provided advice, often with a warm chocolate chip cookie and a cold glass of milk.
The world seems a little quieter and a little smaller now, with the loss of Wilma. She is unforgettable, irreplaceable and will be forever missed.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 at the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, March 21 at 10 a.m.
Memorials are suggested to Mercy Ships and Operation Smile.
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Carolyn Minnie Crist - June 08, 1941 - March 16, 2022

Departed: 03/16/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Carolyn Minnie Crist was born on June 8, 1941 in a farmhouse in Posey County, Indiana and died at the age of 80 on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Evelyn’s House hospice in Creve Coeur, Missouri, after complications from cardiac arrest.
Carolyn spent her life always trying to help others. She was an elementary school teacher for decades in the St. Charles School District. She taught the kids all of the required subjects but was most proud of the love and emotional guidance she could provide to children as they were growing up. She was a selfless mother to her son, Brian. She did everything within her power to support his love of learning, well-being and ambitions in life, from buying him a children's book on the life of John Marshall that inspired him to pursue a legal career to driving him around to oratory competitions in high school. Carolyn often told her son that her only goal for him was to be happy in life, and she always provided him unconditional love and wise counsel while letting him set his own life path. She adored her daughter-in-law Mallory and had boundless love and affection for both her grandchildren, Amalthea and Galatea. Her whole face would light up with the biggest smile imaginable when she saw her grandchildren and she often commented on how smart and joyful they both were.
Carolyn was married to Donald Crist for just shy of 50 years. They developed a deep bond over so many years of marriage and grew even closer during the past decade when both were retired. They navigated the vicissitudes of life together and found comfort and love in their half-century of marriage.
Carolyn was also often disturbed by injustice in the world and was very vocal in her efforts to correct it. She fought against pollution caused by oil refineries near the town where she lived. She pushed school districts to follow safety protocols for asbestos abatement. She pursued claims to fight for the rights of people with disabilities. Most recently, she advocated for better treatment and care options for the elderly. She had high principles and was unafraid to raise her voice when she saw inequity in the world.
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Ruth Ann Davenport - December 09, 1949 - March 16, 2022

Departed: 03/16/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Ruth Ann Davenport, 72, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the Jersey Community Hospital. She was born December 9, 1949, in Alton, to Edward and Gladys (Metz) Koehne. She married William “Bill” Davenport, February 14, 1987, who preceded her in death, September 10, 2009.
Surviving are her children, Jennifer Miller, Ron (Tamara) Martin, step-children Mackie Davenport, Terry (Mary) Davenport, Ernie Davenport, Kitten (Steve) Hardwick, Darrel (Michelle) Davenport; grandchildren, Heather, Terry, Damon, Jacob, Alex, Maggie, Nicholas, Chelsey, Hunter, Stephanie, Mack, Kenny, Sarah, Susan, Ashley, Corey, Allen, Jennifer, Casey, David, Brandy, Brittany, Chad, Cameron, Cecelia, Darby, and thirty-five great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Wynn, Janet Harper, and Patricia (Steve) Hoyt, and brothers, Jim (Gaylene) Koehne, Edward (Elaine) Koehne, and Bob (Pat) Koehne and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Laura, step-son Daniel, and great-grandson, Tristin.
Ruth graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a Registered Nurse. She loved working at area hospitals and nursing homes but most enjoyed her time providing home health care through the Greene County Health Department. She enjoyed painting, playing cards and board games with family, and working on the farm with her husband where they bred and raised dogs, worked livestock, and gardened. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother and grandmother and taking part in all of her children's and grandchildren's lives.
A funeral will be held Saturday, March 26, at 11 am at the Shields-Bishop funeral home in Greenfield.  Visitation will be from 9 am until the time of the service.  Burial will follow at the Witt Cemetery in Rockbridge.  Memorials are suggested to the Greene County Health Department.  Please leave a memory or condolence at
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Michael Stephen Gioscio - November 16, 1946 - March 11, 2022

Departed: 03/11/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Michael Stephen Gioscio, 75, born November 16, 1946, to Betty and Nick Gioscio, passed away March 11, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family. Mike is survived by his wife of 46 years, Diane Cook Gioscio, two sons, Monte G. Hall, grandson Jacob Michael Hall, great-granddaughter Joscelyn Hall. Kelly W. Hall (Judy), granddaughter Kalli Penner, (Brent), great-grandson Eliot Penner. Granddaughter Kelsi Dobson, great-granddaughter Kinsi Dobson. Granddaughter Jessa Watkins (Tom), great-grandsons Tucker Watkins and Cooper Watkins. Mike graduated from JHS, worked for GTE and Verizon for 36 years. Upon retirement of 1 day, he went to work for CMS at the State of Illinois for 12 years. He was a member of the Elks, Legion, and Amvets. Mike served in the Army from 1966 to 1968, he joined the Air National Guard in 1975 and retired in 2003. During that time, Mike was awarded numerous awards including the Meritorious Service Award on October 20, 1989, and the Air Force Commendation Award on June 30, 1998. Mike (Gramps) loved trucks, old cars, Nascar, and camping at Lake Jacksonville. Most of all he loved his family, wife, sons, grandchildren, and catching frogs with his great-grandchildren at the lake. Mike will always be remembered for being a true friend to everyone with his quick smile, kind generous heart, and always an interesting story. Mike is also survived by two sisters, Nicki Montgomery, Connie Ehlert, brother Rocco Gioscio and daughter Gina Pollack. A private family burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Greenfield with Shields-Bishop Funeral Home handling arrangements. A "Remembering Mike" gathering for friends will be held at the Jacksonville Elks Club Sunday, March 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to PAWS and Jacksonville Amvets.
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John B. Davidson - March 14, 1956 - March 04, 2022

Departed: 03/04/2022 (Greenfield)
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Ronald R. Arras - July 11, 1947 - March 03, 2022

Departed: 03/03/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Ronald R. Arras, 74, of Greenfield, died on Thursday, March 3, 2022.  He was born on July 11, 1947, in Carrollton to George and Lorena (Freer) Arras. He married Norma Murphy on April 15, 1972, in Litchfield and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Melissa (Justin) White, a son, Ryan (Jessica) Arras, a grandchild, Jordan White, a brother, Roger (Cheri) Arras, two brothers-in-law, Richard (Judy) Murphy and Karl (Maxine) Murphy, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an uncle, Lawrence (Lucille) Arras, a cousin, Kay (James) Larimer, and a sister-in-law, Barbara Murphy.
Ron graduated from Greenfield High School in 1965 and Ranken Technical College in 1967.  He worked at Shell Oil Company for nine years and operated the family farm for more than four decades.  Ron loved his family and anything mechanical or technical.  His pastimes included working with machines, trying out new computer technology, traveling on a motor scooter, piloting airplanes, boating, trap shooting, and fixing things.  A life-long musician, he played trumpet in high school and for decades afterward in community bands.  He was heavily involved in the community, always helped anywhere he could, and rarely missed his “office hours” at the local coffee shop. Cremation rites will be accorded, and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 11th at the Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield.  The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial will follow at the Oak Wood Cemetery north of Greenfield. Memorials are suggested to the Greenfield Music Boosters, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, or the American Cancer Society. Please leave a memory or condolence at
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Dorothy J. Allen - December 31, 1926 - March 02, 2022

Departed: 03/02/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Dorothy J. Allen, 95, passed away, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the Jerseyville Manor.  She was born December 31, 1926, in Springfield, to Otis and Ethel (Young) Woods.  She married Herschel Gene Allen in 1951, and he preceded her in death on June 26, 1982.
She is survived by her sons, Gary and Bruce, daughters, Dawn and Starr, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son.
Dorothy was a homemaker.
Cremation rites were accorded, and private, family interment was at Oak Wood Cemetery near Greenfield. The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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Dorothy L. Campbell - November 27, 1936 - February 23, 2022

Departed: 02/23/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Dorothy L. Campbell, 85, formerly of Greenfield, died Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton.  She was born November 27, 1936, in Rockbridge, one of eighteen children of Odren “Sparky” and Ruby (Fry) Walden. She was married to Billy Lanquist, and he preceded her in death in 1974.
Surviving is a son, John of Alton, two step-daughters, Debbie (Neil) of Troy, MO. And Kathy (Lanny) in Texas, and a step-son, Jeff (Shelly), five sisters, Opal (Joe) Lawson of Jacksonville, Wanda (Roy) Motley and Donna Dorks, both of Rockbridge, Patty (Mike) Adams of Jacksonville, and Jackie McAdams of Greenfield, three brothers, Ernie, Lou (Ann), and Jim (Debbie), all of Rockbridge, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by nine brothers, Webb, Don, Bill, Skid, Herman, Spark, Everett, Dickie, and Paul.
Dorothy was a nurse, working for many years in Missouri.  She loved spending time with her family.  She will be missed.
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Larry D. Featherstone - August 30, 1950 - February 16, 2022

Departed: 02/16/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Larry Featherstone, 71, of Greenfield died Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born in Carrollton on August 30, 1950, to Dale and Eloise Featherstone, both deceased. He married Linda Hall, November 27, 1970, at the Greenfield United Methodist Church, and she survives.
Also surviving is a son, Lance (Tammy) Featherstone, of Greenfield, a daughter, Lisa (Mark) Claypool of Chatham and a granddaughter Kaitlyn Claypool, two brothers, Jay (Deloris) Featherstone, of Franklin and James (Cindy) Featherstone, of Rockbridge, three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Meng of Greenfield, Patricia King of New Brighton, MN., and Sharon Hall of Bloomington, MN, an aunt, Faye Dwyer of Carlinville, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Larry was a 1968 graduate of Greenfield High School where he was co-captain of the football team and valedictorian of his senior class. He graduated from Illinois State University in 1972.  He worked in agri-business for several years and then returned to the family farm which he operated until his retirement in 2016. He also worked as a crop insurance adjuster for several companies.  He enjoyed playing golf, watching football, hunting and being outdoors.  He loved his family, and most of all he loved seeing his beloved Kaitlyn grow up, and be a part of all her activities. Cremation rites will be accorded, and a memorial service will be held at the Greenfield United Methodist Church at 11 am, Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  Visitation will be from 9:30 until time of service.  Inurnment will follow at the Oak Wood Cemetery, north of Greenfield. Memorials are suggested to the church for mission work.  The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Please leave a memory or condolence at
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Alfred Keith Muntz - September 18, 1921 - February 08, 2022

Departed: 02/08/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Alfred Keith Muntz, 100, of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, February 8, at his home.  He was born September 18, 1921, the youngest child of Harry Morton and Myra Alma (Lorton) Muntz, at their home west of White Hall, IL.  He had an older brother, Harry Lynn, and a sister, Edna Woolsey. When he was eight years old, the family moved to the farm east of Berdan.  He attended grade school at Appalonia School, and then White Hall High School, graduating in 1939.  He then worked on the family farm for the next three years.
As World War II had already started, he entered the military service, July 6, 1942, and served for 40 months.  After his discharge, he was awarded the ETO Medal, the Purple Heart, EX-POW Medal and the French Legion of Honor.
On August 5, 1945, he married Juanita Mae Inlow, at the White Hall Baptist Church parsonage. Rev. Ben Bohn performed the service, and they shared 74 years together. They were blessed with two children, Donald Keith (Doris Marie) Muntz of Carrollton, and Doris Mae (Ron) Vestel of Jacksonville, four grandchildren, Jeff (Missy) Muntz of Grafton, Lisa (Phil) Robinson of Jerseyville, Tony (Staci) Vestel of New Hampton, IA, Steven (Naomi) Vestel of Zionsville, IN., and 11 great-grandchildren.
Keith and Juanita spent the first part of married life on the family farm east of Berdan.  The raised purebred Duroc hogs, and Keith served as treasurer of the Greene County Purebred Swine Breeders Association held at the Fairgrounds in Carrollton.  After leaving the farm, they moved to their new home in Greenfield where they lived 40 plus years.
He is survived by their two children and their spouses, four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Virginia Ingersoll of Diamond, IL, and many nieces and nephews.
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Barbara Jean Armold - March 20, 1937 - February 04, 2022

Departed: 02/04/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Barbara Jean Armold, 84, of Greenfield, died Friday, February 4, at the White Hall Nursing and Rehab Center.  She was born, March 20, 1937, to Roy and Edith Oster.  She married Horace Armold, January 15, 1956, in Greenfield, and he preceded her in death in October, 1978.
Surviving are her children, Dan (Diana) Armold, Jim (Pam) Armold, Jean (Greg) Ditman, and Denise (Charlie) Crow, thirteen grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren, and her siblings Joyce Provenzano, Dave (Sue) Oster, and Mike (Kristy) Oster.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son David and his wife Cheri, and two brothers, Jim Oster and Joe Oster.
Barb was a retired bus driver from the Greenfield School District.  She was an avid Greenfield Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals fan.  She enjoyed going to Danny O’Donnel shows in Branson every year. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Charity Southern Baptist Church. She got the most enjoyment watching her grandchildren grow and spending time with her children, siblings and friends.  She loved her Lord, and wouldn’t turn down a strawberry daiquiri. We think He would approve.
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Dr. James Calvin "Doc" Reid - May 29, 1937 - January 10, 2022

Departed: 01/10/2022 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Dr. James Calvin “Doc” Reid, 84, of Greenfield, died,  Monday, January 10, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born May 29, 1937, in Urbana, IL. to George Calvin and Gertrude (Ross) Reid.  He married Doris Rosentreter, September 16, 1961, at St. Joseph’s Church in Carlinville, and she survives.
Also surviving are his daughters, Julia (George) Young of Columbia, MO., Joan (Thomas) Golemon of Brimfield, IL., Laura (Christopher) Camp of Springfield, IL., Monica (M. Trevor) Huffman of Jacksonville, and Christine (Jeremy) Lansaw of Greenfield, IL., his sons, Vernon (Angela) Vincent of Pleasant Plains, IL. and Rev. Hyland Smith of Jerseyville, his grandchildren, James (Lauren) Young, Jessica (Jarrod) Talbert, Philip (Kelsey) Young, Nicholas Young, Lauren Young, Buck Golemon, Joseph Golemon, Luke (Kaitlyn) Golemon, Austin (Ashlyn) Maher, Hayden (Laura) Golemon, Katelyn Golemon, Benjamin Camp, Lillian Camp Garbrielle Camp, M. Reid Huffman, Allyson Huffman, Kirsten Huffman, Audrey Huffman, Adam Huffman, Naomi Lansaw, Elaina Lansaw, Adeline Lansaw, Leah Lansaw, Theresa Vincent, and John Vincent, his great-grandchildren, Shaine Young and Emma Young, and multiple Godchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Marge, Ann, Ruth, Judy, Carol, Susan, John, Jerry, George, Ed, Bob, Kenny, David, and Don.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mary and his granddaughter, Faith Evelyn.
“Doc” graduated from Carlinville High School in 1956, the University of Illinois in 1959, and University of Illinois-College of Medicine in Chicago in 1963.  He served his internship at Decatur Memorial Hospital from 1963 – 1964. He was one of the first board certified family physicians in the nation and started his practice at Fillager Memorial Clinic in 1964. He was an avid fan of the game of football, watching, cheering and serving as the Team Doctor, "Tiger Doc",  for Greenfield High School for over 50 years, and Illinois College for over 25. He received the Team Physician Award from the Illinois Medical Society in conjunction with the IHSA in 1987. He was the runner-up as the National Country Doctor of the year award in 2000. He served on the Greenfield Fire Department from 1971 until 2000, the board of the American Lung Association and as secretary/treasurer of the Illinois State Medical Society.  He was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Doc had a passion for faith and family. He was active in the Marriage Encounter and Cursillo groups, and the St. Michael’s Men’s Club. He loved family vacations and playing games with his family.  He loved the outdoors where he gardened with his children and grandchildren, raised sheep, and hunted mushrooms.  He had an extended knowledge of trees, birds, and astronomy.  He sang in the community choir and played bass clarinet in the community band.  He touched many lives, and will be dearly missed.
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Katherine L. "Kathy" Dalton - October 24, 1959 - December 24, 2021

Departed: 12/24/2021 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Katherine L. “Kathy” Dalton, 62, of Greenfield, died Friday, December 24, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  She was born October 24, 1959, in San Antonio, TX. To Gene and Jacqueline (Walsh) Taylor.  She married John “JD” Dalton, July 15, 2011 in Greenfield, and he survives.
Also surviving are her children, Kristie (Chris) Ornellas of Greenfield, Debbie (Danny) Piper of Chatham, Donnie Pruitt of Greenfield, and Jacob (Katie) Pruitt of Greenfield, her grandchildren, Kearsta Ornellas, Carlye Ornellas, Wyle Barrow, and Braylen Jackson, and her siblings, Elizabeth Becker of Wrights, Patty Taylor, Evonne Taylor, Gina Taylor, and Fred Mundon all of Greenfield.  She was preceded in death by her parents.
Kathy was the assistant manager at Shell.  She adored her kids and grandchildren, and attended all of their events.  She loved going for rides, and shopping with the girls, and “Buck”.  She was an avid Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Cardinals, and St. Louis Blues fan.  She loved Sammy Hagar, Elvis Presley, going to rock concerts, and fishing with J.D.  She had a contagious smile, and a very generous heart, helping anyone in need.  She was called “Mom” by many outside her family. She will be missed by many.
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Roger Lynn Selman - March 16, 1953 - December 24, 2021

Departed: 12/24/2021 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Roger Lynn Selman, 68, an Alabama native and resident of Newport, NC., died Friday, December 24, 2021 at his home.  He was born March 16, 1953, in Opelika, AL. to Frank L. and Ethel L. (Rowan) Selman.  He married Sherry Camden, November 20, 1976 at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, UT.  She preceded him in death, July 26, 2011.   Surviving are two sisters, Spring (Gordon) Lindell, Sarrona (Brian) Wilson, three brothers, Frank B., Philip L. (Glenda), Samuel K. (Monica), a step-daughter, Tiffni R. (John) Long, and a step-grandson, Nathan C. Long.
He was preceded in death by a brother Robert R., and his parents. Roger served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic and continued as an aircraft mechanic for the military in civilian life.   A graveside service will be held Friday, January 7, at 11 am, at the Carrollton City Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest beside his wife, Sherry. The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield is assisting the family with arrangements.  Please leave a memory or condolence at
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Barbara Jane Luketich - February 04, 1929 - December 22, 2021

Departed: 12/22/2021 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Barbara Jane Luketich peacefully passed away on Dec. 22, 2021 in Mesa, AZ. Barbara, was born Feb. 4, 1929 in Greenfield, Ill in 1929 to parents Mildred and J. Russell Shields. She was the second of four children, her siblings Russell Jr., Billy Hugh, Brenda. She attended Normal Illinois college, but left when she met and married the love of her life Donald M Luketich. They celebrated 55 wonderful years of marriage before Don’s death in 2004. Most of their married life was spent in Greeley, Colorado before moving to Mesa. Survived by her are four children, Craig and wife Lisa, Stan and wife Sue, Claire, Chris, and 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and brother in-law Dean Bishop. The most important things to her were the love of her husband Don, her family, faith, and country. She was active in her community, and church through devotions to the Rosary, women's auxiliary groups, active in Right to Life, washed altar linens, and sang in the choir. She enjoyed supporting her children in their school and sports activities and programs. She was a woman of humble elegance who enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. She loved music, played the piano, and taught her children how to play. She and Don loved socializing with friends through playing bridge, coffees, and happy hours. Flowers can be sent to Mt. View Mortuary or memorial donations to Knights of Columbus #7904, St. Vincent De Paul, Hospice of the Valley. Jan. 6 – 5-7pm Visitation and Rosary at Mt View Mortuary 7900 E. Main St Mesa 85207 Jan. 7 – 1pm - Funeral Mass - Holy Cross Catholic Church 1244 S Power Rd followed by burial at Mt. View cemetery
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John Shields Ficker - May 23, 1940 - December 11, 2021

Departed: 12/11/2021 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: John Shields “Pops” Ficker, born May 23, 1940, went to be with his Lord on Saturday December 11, with his wife by his side.
He graduated from Staunton High School in 1958. He left home to enroll in Worsham Mortuary College in Chicago and graduated the following year.
He started his mortuary career with Williamson Funeral Homes Staunton and continued there until he moved his family to Jerseyville in 1965 to join Jacoby Brothers & Sons Funeral Home and Furniture Store.
In 1981, he changed careers and became deputy sheriff of Jersey County under Sheriff Frank Yocom and continued there until his retirement in 2002.
He was a Jersey County volunteer firefighter as well as auxiliary police officer. He was very involved in Hope Lutheran church, acting as financial secretary for numerous years, as well as usher.
He is survived by his wife of 100 years, Ruth Ann (Brauer) Ficker, his daughter Merilee and her children Rylee, Finnegan, Kennedy and Ryan; his daughter in law Karen and her kids, Emily (Chad), Zachary (Maggie) and Samuel (companion Sydney Hagen). Pops is also survived by his great grandchildren Marleigh Ruth, Ziggy Conrad, Piper Grace, Stephen Kingston and Gideon Anthony, his godson Nathan Bishop, his brother-in-law Dean Brauer and many cherished cousins.
John was preceded in death by his son, Stephen, his parents John A. and Florence Shields Ficker,  in laws and several brothers in law.
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Lorie McDaniles - May 06, 1962 - November 18, 2021

Departed: 11/18/2021 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Lorie Parker-McDaniles, 59, of Pearl, died Thursday, November 18, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She was born, May 6, 1962, in Alton, to Frank and Eleanor (Songer) Parker.
Surviving are her children, Brandy McDaniles of Pearl, Amber (Garrison) Waid of Winchester, Jaimie (Erica) Main of Louisiana, MO. Chris (Ashley) Mesey of Carrollton, Ryan McDaniles of Pearl, Jesse McDaniles of Pearl, and Kody McDaniles of Milton, sixteen grandchildren, and two sisters, Ellyn (Glen) Parker-Neal of Edwardsville, and Bobbie Myers of KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother James, and beloved partner, Gale Davis.
Lorie was a wonderful and very beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  Some of her favorite hobbies included fishing, hunting mushrooms, planting flowers, collecting turtles, and spending time with her sixteen grandchildren.  She loved the color purple, drinking Pepsi, and listening to classic rock.  She was a mother figure to so many, and always went out of her way for others.  She was the type of person that could make you smile and laugh.  She will be dearly missed. Cremation rites will be accorded, and a memorial gathering with the family will be Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 10:30 until 12:30 at the Greenpond Christian Church in Pearl, IL. Burial will be private at a later date.  Memorials are requested to the family.  The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield is assisting the family.  Please leave a memory or condolence at
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Lois E. Naugle - February 10, 1922 - November 02, 2021

Departed: 11/02/2021 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Lois E. Naugle, 99, of Rockbridge, died Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at Passavant Memorial Hospital.  She was born February 10, 1922, to Leslie L. and Winnie M. (Ballard) Shade.  She married Vernon E. Naugle, and he preceded her in death June 20, 1977.
Surviving are her children, Russell Naugle, Vernon “Butch” and Ruth Ann Naugle, Lois and Ronnie Whitlock, and Randy and Karen Kinser, her grandchildren, Kevin and Laura Naugle, Jacque and Dave Griffith, Brian and Leslie Naugle, Janine and Larry Gross, Rick and Marty Naugle, Tracy and John Brewer, Debby and Steve Kordes, Gayle Trask and Mitch Shireman, and Kevin Kinser and Misty Shaw, her eighteen great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Amy Tuey, and niece and nephew, Phyllis and Tom Graham.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Shade, sister Maurita Shade, grandsons, Steven and Darren Whitlock, daughter-in-law, Zelma Naugle, and great-nephew, Devin Graham.
Known as Grandma Naugle to many, she was a member of the Rockbridge United Methodist Church. She loved to cook for family and friends.  She especially loved being surrounded by family during the holidays.  She will be missed.
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Bobby Lee Cox - October 10, 1944 - October 23, 2021

Departed: 10/23/2021 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Bobby Lee Cox, 77, of Girard, died Saturday, October 23, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born October 10, 1944 in Greenfield to Byron and Wilma (Coates) Cox.  He married Linda Melvin, July 10, 1970 at the Greenfield United Methodist Church, and she survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Delores Nash.
Bobby served his country in the Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict.  He worked as a field engineer maintaining and repairing optical scanning equipment.  He loved to read, and debate issues, and was very knowledgeable. He also loved his close group of friends, his dogs, and listening to jazz and the blues. Cremation rites will be accorded, and a graveside service will be held Saturday, October 30, at 10 am at the Oak Wood Cemetery north of Greenfield. Memorials are suggested to the Greenfield Public Library, or the Animal Protection League in Springfield.  The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Please leave a memory or condolence at
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Effie N. Camden - September 20, 1930 - October 17, 2021

Departed: 10/17/2021 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Effie N. Camden, 91, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Passavant Area Hospital.  She was born September 20, 1930 in Chesterfield, Idaho, to Ivan D. and Corilla (Bone) Sessions. She married Edgar N. Camden, May 27, 1950, in Salt Lake City, and he preceded her in death August 28, 2006.
Surviving are her children, Wanda Jean (Craig) Nicholson of Ogden, Utah, Lori (Marty) Peters of Wrights, and William D. Camden of Layton, Utah, thirteen grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Sherry Selman, two sons, Kenneth D. and Raymond S., a daughter-in-law, Carol Camden, five sisters, and one brother.
Effie was a cook, mostly at Davis High School in Utah.  When she moved back to Fayette, she was a caretaker for many children. She enjoyed the little things in life. She loved cooking, sewing, crossword puzzles, crocheting, playing bingo, spending time with family and friends and being surrounded by loved ones. She loved to share her talents in cooking and crocheting with her grandchildren.  The world lost a wonderful woman, but God gained a wonderful angel.  She is now resting peacefully with the angels.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 3 pm at the Carrollton City Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice. The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Please leave a memory or condolence at
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Bonnie L. Marsh - January 01, 1928 - October 05, 2021

Departed: 10/05/2021 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Bonnie L. Marsh, 93, of Greenfield, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Carlinville.  She was born January 1, 1928 in Nebo, to Loren and Lela Ford.  She married Charles E. “Short” Marsh, December 10, 1949 in Jacksonville, and he preceded her in death February 26, 2003.
Surviving are her children, Janis (Stephen) Glosser of Carlinville, Joanna “Jo” (Gordon) Morrow of Mackinaw, Julie (David) George of Greenfield, and Jim (Melissa) Marsh of Greenfield, grandchildren, Kristi (Patrick) Drew, Scott (Amber) Winters, Eric Morrow, Amy Peasley, Erin (Kenny) Brown, Beth (Brad) Kelley, Kaitlyn George, Kaleigh (JT) Peters, Riley (Paytne) Marsh, Karson (Travis Goode) Marsh, Clayton and Clare Costello, and sixteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Evelyn Ford.
Known as Grandma Bonnie, she was a member of the Greenfield First Baptist Church also known to be a “prayer warrior”.  She loved the Lord and loved her family.  She was a homemaker, talented seamstress and quilter, and assisted with the daily tasks on the farm.  She had a radiant smile, and will be missed by many. A funeral will be held on Sunday, October 10, at 3 pm at the First Baptist Church north of Greenfield.  Visitation will be Saturday, from 6 until 8 pm and will continue Sunday from 2 until time of the funeral. The family requests masks to be worn during the services. Burial will follow at the Richwoods Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to BJC Hospice, or the Greenfield First Baptist Church. The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Please leave a memory or condolence at
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Harold K. Pursey - August 26, 1947 - September 19, 2021

Departed: 09/19/2021 (Greenfield)
Obituary Preview: Harold K. Pursey Sr., 74, of Palmyra, died Sunday, September 19, at the Carlinville Hospital.  He was born August 26, 1947, in Carlinville, to J.W. and Lucile (Ketchum) Pursey.  He married Donnetta Moon, March 26, 1966 in Carlinville, and she survives. Also surviving are two children, Lori Pursey of Palmyra, Harold K. (Will)  Pursey Jr., of Springfield, three grandchildren, Brooke (Michael) Bishop, Seth (Bridgid) Pursey, and Sophia (Hunter) Pursey, three great-grandchildren, Chevi Mae, Ryatt Michael, and Finnegan Michael,  one brother, Melvin Pursey of Chesterfield, two nieces, Jodi (Greg) Griffel, and Becky (Marty) Phelps, and two great nephews, Jordan and Jacob Griffel. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister-in-law, Patty Pursey. Harold worked for Altorfer Cat in Springfield for 25 years, and owned and operated Pursey Lawn Service for 28 years. As a younger man, he raced stock cars.  He loved his family and enjoyed time spent with them. As per his wishes,  cremation rites will be accorded, and no services are scheduled at this time.  Please leave a memory or condolence at  The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield is assisting the family.
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The funeral home is situated at 604 Walnut Street, Greenfield, IL, 62044, and features modern facilities designed to provide comfort and convenience to families during their time of need. The spacious chapel can accommodate large gatherings, while the cozy visitation rooms offer an intimate setting for sharing memories and condolences. Additionally, the funeral home offers ample parking, wheelchair accessibility, and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment to ensure that every service is conducted with precision and care.

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Shields-Bishop Funeral Home is deeply rooted in the Greenfield community and actively participates in local events, charities, and organizations. The funeral home believes in giving back to the community that has supported it over the years and is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of its residents.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an obituary?

An obituary is a written notice that announces the death of a person, typically including their name, age, date of birth and death, and a brief biography. It may also include information about their family, achievements, and funeral or memorial service arrangements.

Why are obituaries important?

Obituaries serve as a way to inform friends, family, and community members of a person's passing, allowing them to pay their respects and offer condolences. They also provide a sense of closure and help to celebrate the life of the deceased.

Who typically writes an obituary?

In most cases, the family of the deceased or a close friend will write the obituary. Funeral homes or crematories may also offer assistance in writing and publishing obituaries.

What information should be included in an obituary?

A typical obituary includes the person's full name, age, date of birth and death, city of residence, and a brief summary of their life, including their occupation, hobbies, and accomplishments. It may also include information about their surviving family members and funeral or memorial service arrangements.

How long should an obituary be?

The length of an obituary can vary, but it's generally recommended to keep it concise and to the point. Aim for around 150-200 words, depending on the publication's guidelines.

Can I include photos in an obituary?

Yes, many publications allow you to include one or more photos with the obituary. This can be a nice way to personalize the notice and help readers remember the deceased.

How do I submit an obituary to a newspaper or online publication?

Check the publication's website or contact their obituary department directly for submission guidelines. Some publications may have online forms or email addresses where you can send your obituary.

How much does it cost to publish an obituary?

The cost of publishing an obituary varies depending on the publication and the length of the notice. Expect to pay anywhere from $50 to several hundred dollars.

Can I write my own obituary in advance?

Yes, some people choose to write their own obituary in advance as a way to ensure that their life is represented accurately and to take some burden off their loved ones during a difficult time.

What is a death notice?

A death notice is a brief announcement of a person's passing, usually including only their name, age, and date of death. It's often used when a full obituary is not desired or cannot be published due to space constraints.

What is the difference between an obituary and a eulogy?

An obituary is a written notice announcing a person's death, while a eulogy is a speech or written tribute delivered at a funeral or memorial service to celebrate the person's life.

Can I include humor in an obituary?

Yes, many people choose to inject a bit of humor into an obituary as a way to reflect the personality of the deceased and bring some comfort to those reading it.

How do I handle sensitive information in an obituary?

If there are sensitive issues surrounding the person's death or personal life, it's best to exercise discretion when writing the obituary. Focus on celebrating their life and accomplishments rather than dwelling on negative aspects.

Can I include charitable donations in lieu of flowers in an obituary?

Yes, many people choose to suggest that donations be made to a favorite charity or cause in lieu of sending flowers. This can be a meaningful way to honor the deceased and continue their legacy.

How long after someone passes away should an obituary be published?

The timing of publishing an obituary can vary depending on cultural and personal preferences. In general, it's common to publish an obituary within a few days of the person's passing.

Can I publish an obituary online only?

Yes, many online platforms allow you to publish an obituary without printing it in a physical newspaper. This can be a cost-effective option and allows for greater flexibility in terms of content and design.

What if I need to make corrections to an already-published obituary?

Contact the publication directly as soon as possible if you need to make corrections. They will work with you to correct the errors and republish the revised obituary.

Can I reuse an obituary for multiple publications?

Yes, you can reuse an obituary for multiple publications, but be sure to check each publication's guidelines for submission and formatting requirements.

Is it appropriate to include quotes or lyrics in an obituary?

Yes, including quotes or lyrics that were meaningful to the deceased can add depth and personality to the obituary.

Can I include information about pets in an obituary?

Yes, many people choose to mention beloved pets in an obituary as they were often an important part of the person's life.

How do I find archived obituaries?

You can search online archives of newspapers or visit local libraries or genealogical societies for access to archived obituaries. Some websites also specialize in archiving historical obituaries.

Can I create a digital archive of family member's obituaries?

Yes, you can create a digital archive by saving electronic copies of the obituaries or scanning printed copies. This can be a valuable resource for family historians and researchers.

Are there any specific rules or regulations regarding what can be included in an obituary?

While there are no strict rules governing what can be included in an obituary, publications may have guidelines regarding content, length, and tone. Be respectful and considerate when writing an obituary.

Can I write an anonymous obituary?

In general, it's not recommended to write an anonymous obituary as it can raise questions about authenticity and accuracy. If you're concerned about privacy, consider using initials or omitting certain details instead.

How do I handle conflicting opinions about what should be included in an obituary?

If there are disagreements among family members or friends about what should be included in an obituary, try to find common ground and focus on celebrating the person's life rather than dwelling on controversies.

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About Jeffery Isleworth

Jeffery Isleworth is an experienced eulogy and funeral speech writer who has dedicated his career to helping people honor their loved ones in a meaningful way. With a background in writing and public speaking, Jeffery has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting heartfelt and authentic tributes that capture the essence of a person's life. Jeffery's passion for writing eulogies and funeral speeches stems from his belief that everyone deserves to be remembered with dignity and respect. He understands that this can be a challenging time for families and friends, and he strives to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Over the years, Jeffery has helped countless families create beautiful and memorable eulogies and funeral speeches. His clients appreciate his warm and empathetic approach, as well as his ability to capture the essence of their loved one's personality and life story. When he's not writing eulogies and funeral speeches, Jeffery enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and traveling. He believes that life is precious and should be celebrated, and he feels honored to help families do just that through his writing.