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Carrol Virt

Nov 04, 1927 - Nov 01, 2022

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Blue Mound, IL

Carrol W. "Short" Virt, 94, of Decatur, IL and formerly of Blue Mound, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022. A service to honor and celebrate Carrol's life will be held at 11:00 a. m. on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation one-hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Blue Mound Memorial Library or the Alzheimer's Association. Carrol was born on November 4, 1927 ...Read More

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John Harlin

Feb 28, 1949 - Nov 06, 2023

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Blue Mound, IL

HARLIN, John William, 74, of Midlothian, formerly of Blue Mound, Illinois, passed away November 4, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Claire Holbrook Harlin; daughter, Tera Renee Hickman; son, William Trevor Harlin (Lisa); step-children, William Holbrook (Heather), Chris Holbrook (Lesley) and Melanie Holbrook; grandchildren, Kirsten, River, Aiden, Jackson, Scottie, Harper, Elsie, Tucker, Cooper, Mackenzie, Amanda, Hunter and Christine; sister, Caroline McHaney; and brother, David Buchter (Susan). John was a graduate of V. M. I. and retired from R+L Carriers. He loved family, farming and friends. A memorial ceremony will be held 2 p. m. , Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. , Richmond, where the family will receive friends one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, www. cancer. org, or RVA Hand Up of Chesterfield, www. rvahandupofchesterfield. org.

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Todd Klay

Apr 27, 1966 - Oct 24, 2023

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Blue Mound, IL

Todd Klay, 57 of Blue Mound, IL, passed away on October 24, 2023, at his residence. He was born on April 27, 1966, in Taylorville, IL to Vincent and Janet (Dunn) Klay. He was a farmer and active member of Taylorville Christian Church. Todd is survived by his mother, Janet Klay of Blue Mound, IL. He was preceded in death by his father, Vincent Klay and grandparents, Rudolph and Vera Klay. A visitation will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 10:00-12:00 p. m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. A private graveside service will be held immediately following the visitation. Memorials in Todd’s honor may be made to his family.

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Erma Noland

Nov 01, 1928 - Oct 06, 2023

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Blue Mound, IL

Erma Mae Noland, 94, of Blue Mound, IL passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. A service to honor Erma's life will be held at 10:00 a. m. on Monday, October 9, 2023 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 5:00-7:00 p. m. on Sunday. Erma will be laid to rest in Hall Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to First Christian Church of Blue Mound, DOVE or Meridian Ag Foundation. Erma was born on November 1, 1928 in Macon, IL, the daughter of James W. and Lola Mae (Eckhardt) Moma. Erma was the 1946 Valedictorian at Blue Mound High School. She received a scholarship and attended Illinois State Normal University. She married Neil Scott Noland on March 3, 1950 in Bloomington, IL. He preceded her in death on October 30, 2013. Erma was a devoted farmwife, homemaker, member of First Christian Church of Blue Mound and Order of Eastern Star. She was the former president of Christian Women's Fellowship. She was a Macon County Rural Youth Queen, an Abraham Lincoln enthusiast and enjoyed wintering in Florida. Erma is survived by her children: Dianne Noland Negangard (Dave) of St. Joseph, IL, Duane Noland (Tina) of Blue Mound, IL and Dennis Noland (Dani) of Blue Mound, IL; grandchildren: Grant Noland (Logan) of Decatur, IL, Blake Noland (Kristin) of Decatur, IL, Victoria Shugart (Matthew) of Decatur, IL and Drew Negangard (fiance, Jessica Reid) of Angora, MN; great grandchildren: Hudson Noland, Elizabeth Noland, Harrison Noland, Bryce Shugart, Lyla Noland, June Noland and Mack Noland. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son: David F. Noland, brothers: James Moma, Jr. , John A. Moma and Lloyd Moma; sisters: Lois Jean Kestner and Mary Lou Willhite. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www. dawson-wikoff. com.

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Devona Dummermuth

Jan 28, 1931 - Sep 28, 2023

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Blue Mound, IL

Devona M. Dummermuth, 92, of Decatur, IL, formerly of Blue Mound, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. A memorial service to honor Devona's life will be held at 12:00 p. m. on Monday, October 16, 2023 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation one hour prior to the service. Devona will be laid to rest in Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown, IL. Memorial contributions may be directed to Macon County Farm Bureau Foundation or American Cancer Society. Devona was born on January 28, 1931 in Orchardville, IL, the daughter of George B. and Freda (Ellis) Harrell. She married Dean C. Dummermuth on July 7, 1949. He preceded her in death on May 31, 2007. Devona was a devoted farmwife and a faithful member of Zion Chapel United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Card Club, Macon County Farm Bureau Prime Timers and the Macon County Lady Land Owners. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing and quilting. Devona is survived by her children: Rick Dummermuth (Pam) of Camp Verde, AZ, Rhonda Buzan of Elsmere, KY, Rex Dummermuth (Nancy) of Decatur, IL and Regina Ward (Mitch) of Decatur, IL; brother: Don Harrell (Nancy) of Hillsboro, IL; grandchildren: Shawn Buzan (Teresa Guidebeck), Jeremy Bretz (Amy), Keith Dummermuth, Brandon Dummermuth, Shanae Buzan, Laura Hoff (Chris), Jacob Ward (Melissa), Bethany Scalo (Tim), Jenna Ward (Wyatt Courville), Tiffany Bell (Daniel), Amanda Miller (Fred) and Dalton Mizell; great grandchildren: Jalen Gentry, Jaheim Gentry, Pierson Hoff, Evelyn Hoff, Coledon Dummermuth, Penelope Dummermuth, Jaren Bretz, Cadrick Bretz, Jackson Scalo, Coleman Bell, Cruz Miller, A'ameaeh Mizell; great-great grandchild: Kylan Gentry. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant brother: Franklin D. Harrell and her sister: Bernita King. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www. dawson-wikoff. com.

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Morris Washburn

Aug 21, 1946 - Aug 04, 2023

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Blue Mound, IL

Morris Eugene "Washy" Washburn, 76, of Blue Mound, IL passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. A graveside service to honor Morris will be held at 11:00 a. m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at Bethel Cemetery. Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound is assisting the family with services. Morris was born on August 21, 1946 in Ramsey, IL, the son of Herman Washburn, Jr. and Pauline (Brown) Washburn. He married Brenda Sue German on May 19, 1989. Morris retired as a millwright for Caterpillar Inc. after 33 years of service. He was a member of the Stonington Masonic Lodge and was the co-founder of Early Idlers. Morris is survived by his wife: Brenda Sue Washburn of Blue Mound, IL; son: Todd (Marla) Washburn of Blue Mound, IL; step-children: Richard (Julie) Whitehead of Taylorville, IL, Shane (Carla) Whitehead of Pana, IL and Tammie (Rob) Ruwe of Pana, IL; sister: Kathy Washburn of Utah; grandchildren: Logan (Ashley) Washburn of Mt. Zion, IL, Allyson (Hayden) Damery of Blue Mound, IL, Blake (Rebecca) Whitehead of Lincoln, IL, Hunter Whitehead of Pana, IL and Remington Whitehead of Pana, IL; great grandchildren: Rylie Washburn, Nolan Washburn and Kaiden Washburn; best friends: Jerry Reichert and Ed Woker. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sons: Eric and Christopher and his brother: Dean Washburn.

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Goldie Kitchens

Mar 01, 1935 - Feb 04, 2023

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Blue Mound, IL

Goldie Frances Kitchens, 87, of Blue Mound, IL passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023. A service to honor Goldie's life will be held at 11:00 a. m. on Monday, February 6, 2023 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 9:00-11:00 a. m. on Monday. Goldie will be laid to rest in Hall Cemetery, Blue Mound. Goldie was born on March 1, 1935 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Roscoe and Mary (White) Cook. She married Lemuel "Pat" Kitchens on November 15, 1952. He preceded her in death June 11, 1999. Goldie was a rural mail carrier for 22 years in Blue Mound and Macon. She also had worked as a waitress at the Myers House in Blue Mound in her younger years. She was a member of the Blue Mound First Christian Church for over 60 years. She was also a member of the Bunco Club, Birthday Club, Red Hat and Rebekah Lodge. Goldie is survived by her children: Danny (Renae) Kitchens of Blue Mound, IL, Carmen (Bill) Ditty of Mt. Zion, IL, Russell (Judy) Kitchens of Blue Mound, IL, Kevin (Teri) Kitchens of Blue Mound, IL and Roscoe (Kathy Powless) Kitchens of Blue Mound, IL; grandchildren: Christopher (Dedee) Northway, Aron (Nicole) Kitchens, Denny Kitchens, Emily Kitchens, Brent Harrell, Molly (Jimmy) Lynch, Allie (Rico) Wilder, Brandon Kitchens and Alaina (Seth) Kramer; great grandchildren: Raven Richardson, Mikayla Kitchens, Katherine Kitchens, A. J. Jackson, Seth Barnes, Ariana Holmes, Jason Kane, Shannon Kane, Kegan Missey, Dillon Missey, Zack Missey, Emery Wilder, Ava Harrell, James Harrell, Russell Young, Claudia Young and Luka Kramer. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Neal, Roscoe, Jim, Lowell and Larry Cook, sisters: Mary Lee Kennedy and Betty Chapman, great grandson: Derek Kitchens. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Imboden Creek Living Center for the loving care they showed Goldie and her family. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www. dawson-wikoff. com.

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Jay Brown

Dec 14, 1947 - Dec 28, 2022

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Blue Mound, IL

Dr. Jay R. Brown, DVM, 75, of Blue Mound, IL passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022. A service to honor Jay's life will be held at 12:00 p. m. on Saturday, December 31st at Zion Chapel United Methodist Church in Boody, IL. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 5:00-7:00 p. m. on Friday at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. Jay will be laid to rest in Zion Cemetery, Boody, IL. Jay was born on December 14, 1947 in Decatur, IL, the son of Charles William "C. W. " Brown and Delores "Dee" (Brown) Carls. He married Jean Boggs on June 8, 1969. Jay is survived by his wife: Jean Brown of Blue Mound, IL; daughters: Lori (Brad) Horn of Rosenberg, TX, Lana (Tim) Casica of Little Elm, TX and Jackie (Andy) Wieduwilt of Bloomington, IL; brother: Kim S. (Janet Gaither) Brown of Ft. Myers, FL; and sister: Teresa (Greg) Phillips of Ft. Myers, FL. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Alicia Casica, Amanda Casica, Jarrett Wieduwilt, and Makayla Wieduwilt. He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant daughter, Sandi Brown. Jay graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's and Master's degree along with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. After school, he moved his family to Nebraska to join and later start his own large animal practice in Hayes Center. After 8 years, Jay returned to the University of Illinois as a professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine before working for Merial in St. Louis. After retirement from Merial, he started his own company, developing technology for Veterinary clinics around the country. Jay was an avid sports enthusiast. His passion started as a young athlete playing baseball and basketball in high school. He continued his love for sports playing fastpitch and slow pitch softball into his thirties. As his girls grew up, his focus switched to coaching each in softball and basketball. Finally, he traveled across the country as much as possible to watch his four grandchildren play. You could often find (and hear) him behind home plate or at center court. Memorial contributions may be given to Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, University of Illinois chapter. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www. dawson-wikoff. com.

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Carrol Virt

Nov 04, 1927 - Nov 01, 2022

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Blue Mound, IL

Carrol W. "Short" Virt, 94, of Decatur, IL and formerly of Blue Mound, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022. A service to honor and celebrate Carrol's life will be held at 11:00 a. m. on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation one-hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Blue Mound Memorial Library or the Alzheimer's Association. Carrol was born on November 4, 1927 in Macon County, IL, the son of Harley E. Virt, Sr. and Ethel (Hopkins) Virt. Carrol proudly served in the United States Navy at the end of WWII and during the Korean Conflict. He married Rea Dell Boggs on August 6, 1950. Carrol retired in 1990 from Mueller Co. after 37 years of service. He was an active member of Zion Chapel United Methodist Church and V. F. W. Post 99. Carrol and Rea enjoyed being a part of the Boody Card Club for 56 years. Carrol is survived by his wife: Rea Dell Virt of Decatur, IL; children: Daniel (Margaret) Virt of Champaign, IL, Diana (Tom) Ritter of Blue Mound, IL, Dena Vincent of Fishers, IN, and David (Rita) Virt of Cicero, IN; grandchildren: Danyell Brenner and her partner Julia Davis, Christina (Kyle) Turngren, Cory (Jan) Ritter, Cole (Ashleigh) Ritter, Cale Ritter, Austin (Sonya Hamilton) Vincent, Ryan Vincent and his partner Thurston Smalley, Ethan Virt, Dillon Virt, and Dean Matthews; great grandchildren: Celia Ritter, Harper Ritter, Reece Ritter, Ryden Ritter, Liaam Virt, Chelsea Matthews, Roger Myers, and Lauren Matthews; great-great granddaughter: Amelia Arellano. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Eugene Virt, Sr. ; sister: Betty Snyder; grandson: Andrew Virt; and his granddaughter: Cathy Lynn Henderson. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Randall Residence and to the Elara Hospice staff for their loving care.

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David Holtfreter

May 11, 1950 - Oct 20, 2022

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Blue Mound, IL

David M. Holtfreter, 72, of Blue Mound, IL passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. A memorial gathering will be held from 10:00 a. m. -12:00 p. m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Richland Community College. David was born on May 11, 1950 in Decatur, IL, the son of William Max Holtfreter and Mildred Maxine "Mickey" (Truitt) Holtfreter. David graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1968, then Parkland College in 1969 with a Certificate in Electronics. He worked for 5 1/2 years at General Electric Audio Plant in Decatur as an engineering technician until it closed in 1975. He then worked for Decatur Public Schools as a maintenance supervisor for over 11 years, then he worked at Richland Community College as Director of Operations and Technical Services for over 25 years starting in October of 1988 until his retirement on March 31, 2014. David married Debra Lynn Portwood on August 15, 1998. David is survived by his wife: Debra Lynn Holtfreter; son: Brandon Shane (Katy) Holtfreter; stepson: Jeremy (Denise) Portwood; grandsons: Noah and Jonah; sister: Marilyn Jeanne (Holtfreter) Canaday. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents: Herman Max Holtfreter and Ella Mae (McLain) Holtfreter, Charles S. Truitt and Eleanor Fay (Lacy) Truitt, and his brother-in-law: Richard Canaday.

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Doris Julius

Oct 01, 1928 - Oct 04, 2022

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Blue Mound, IL

Doris Jae Julius, 94, of Blue Mound, IL passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022. A service to honor and celebrate Doris' life will be held at 11:00 a. m. on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation one hour prior the service. Doris will be laid to rest in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church or to Mt. Auburn Community Building. Doris was born on October 1, 1928 in Altamont, IL, the daughter of Cassie A. and Ellen (Harding) Newburn. Doris married Norman Finfrock in 1950, he preceded her in death on December 5, 1957. She later married Virgil Julius on November 9, 1964, he preceded her in death on January 10, 2003. Doris worked for General Electric in Decatur from 1964-1972. Doris was also a dedicated funeral assistant for Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Homes for many years. Doris was a member of Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Mt. Auburn Picnic Association, Mt. Auburn Community Building and the Red Hats Glitzy Chicks. She enjoyed sewing and making quilts. Doris is survived by her children: Norman Paul (Brenda) Finfrock of Taylorville, IL, Marcia Hedrick of Milwaukee, OR, David (Cathy) Julius of Blue Mound, IL, Richard Julius of Marshall, AR, Robert Julius of Beecher City, IL and Rebecca (Michael) Schlanser of Beecher City, IL; grandchildren: Shawn (Ashley) Hedrick, Michael Hedrick, Jamie (Kelsey) Lindseth, Jodi (Tully) Bowen, Lindsey Finfrock, Scott Finfrock, Ashley Finfrock, Matt (Christina) Julius, Jackie Julius and her significant other Dennis Dishman, Jessica (Ronnie) White, Elbert Jones Jr. , David Julius and Mary Ellen Julius; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, four brothers, five sisters and her son-in-law: Chet Hedrick. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www. dawson-wikoff. com.

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