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Corrine Morrissey

Oct 02, 1928 - Nov 19, 2023

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Dixon, IL

"The long goodbye has come to an end -- Corrine Catherine (Just) Morrissey, 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Franklin Grove Living \u0026amp; Rehabilitation from Ischemic Dementia. Corrine was born October 2, 1928, in Peru, the daughter of Julius and Esther (Funfsinn) Just. She married John (Tiny) Morrissey on June 19, 1954, at St. Joseph Church in Peru. Corrine was an active member of St. Patrick's Parish, Altar \u0026amp; Rosary Society, helped with funeral dinners, ...Read More

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Patsy Ann Maves

Aug 27, 1936 - Feb 23, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Patsy Ann Maves, 87, of Eldena, IL, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, in Dixon.Patsy was born on August 27, 1936, in Morrison, IL, the daughter of Lee and Agnes (Hauman) Williams. She married the love of her life, Wilbur Maves, on October 2, 1972, in Dixon. Patsy loved sewing, cooking, and spending her time outdoors.Patsy is survived by her husband of 51 years, Wilbur Maves; one son, Kevin (Johnna) Maves; three grandchildren, Alexander Maves, Antony Maves, Ambrosia Maves; two sisters, Julia (Donald) Stahler, Dixie (Burt) Emrick; and one sister-in-law, Sandy Williams. Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Agnes Williams; two beloved sons, Kenneth Haws and Scott Maves; and one brother, Tim Williams.There will be no services, per Patsy's wishes. Cremation Rites have been accorded.Memorials may be directed to the Dixon Veteran's Park.Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, in Dixon.Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.

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Patricia Ann Fox

Sep 27, 1943 - Feb 20, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Patricia Ann Fox, 80, of Dixon, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Katherine Bethea Hospital, in Dixon, IL.Born on September 27, 1943, in Saint Charles, IL, Patricia, or "Pat" and “Patty”, as many knew her, was the daughter of Randall and Helen Highsmith. The family later moved to Flat Rock, IL, and then to Palestine, IL, where Pat grew up with her parents and sister, Marilyn. She attended Palestine schools through high school and attended Eastern Illinois University. On June 27, 1965, she married Wylie Fox, her high school sweetheart, in Palestine. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, in Dixon. Pat worked for over 20 years as a Bookkeeper at The U.S. Title Company and later as a Receptionist at KSB Hospital. Pat really knew what family meant, and you rarely saw her without Wylie. She cherished spending time with her kids and grandkids, watching sports, laughing, and talking with friends and family. Pat was loved for her kindness, humor, and generosity. She was always there to help others if needed and loved making family meals. When friends and family visited, she always seemed to have your favorites ready. Pat enjoyed attending sporting events and playing cards and games with her family and friends. She had many friends and they were always treated like family. Pat often talked about traveling across the U.S. in their motor home with her kids, Andrea, Amanda, and Aaron. She loved to read and always had several books checked out from the library. Over the years, Pat volunteered at her kids' schools, the Dixon Food Pantry, KSB Hospital, and the Dixon Athletic Booster Club. Patricia is survived by her husband, Wylie Fox; her children, Amanda (Lee) Evans and Aaron Fox; her grandchildren, Ellie, Lauren, Eli, and Amelia Evans, and Avery, Ethan, and Cooper Fox; her sister, Marilyn Millin; brother-in-law, Ralph Fox; sister-in-law, Beatrice Fox Hall; and many cousins.She was preceded in death by her father, Randall Highsmith; her mother, Helen Highsmith Burleson; and her beloved daughter, Andrea Diane Fox. Friends and loved ones are invited to honor Patricia’s life during visitation hours at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, in Dixon, on Friday, March 1, 2024, from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  An additional visitation will be on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 10:30 am, with the funeral service at 11:00 am, at First United Methodist Church, in Dixon. The service will be officiated by Pastor Timothy Mitchell. Pat will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery, in Dixon. A memorial has been established with The Dixon Public School Foundation. Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, in Dixon. If you are unable to join us in person, the funeral service will be streamed by the First United Methodist Church at <https://www.fumcdixon.org/> and on Facebook at <https://www.facebook.com/FUMCDixon/> Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.

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Lois Darlene Krieger

Nov 20, 1932 - Feb 18, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Lois Darlene Krieger, 91, of Dixon, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024, at her home, Dixon, IL.Lois was born, November 20, 1932, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Daniel and LaNora (Sweitzer) Ortgiesen.  She married Burton Krieger on January 9, 1973, in Lakewood, CO.  He preceded her in death on January 09, 2002. Lois was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dixon.Lois is survived by Two Sons, Dennis (Debra) White of Dixon, IL, Gordon E White, Jr.; six grandchildren, Shane White, Crystal White, Jamie (Ryan) Brown, Jason White, Justin White, Forrest White; 8 great grandchildren; two brothers, Claude (Mary) Ortgiesen, Ronald (Lynn)  Ortgiesen. Lois was preceded in death by her parents.Visitation will be from 10:00 am until time of the funeral service at noon, Monday, February 26, 2024, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dixon, with the Rev. Elizabeth Mascal, pastor,  officiating.  Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon.Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.

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Evelyn Mae Cox

Jul 01, 1931 - Feb 18, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Evelyn Mae Cox, 92, of Eldena passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Dixon. She worked various jobs from factory work to cleaning hotels but her favorite job was as a Security Guard, for Casino’s in Las Vegas, NV for 8 years prior to her retirement.Evelyn was born, July 1, 1931, in Paw Paw, IL, the daughter of John and Blanche (Anderson) Cooper. She married David Cox on February 17, 1968. Evelyn loved babies and children. She was blessed with 7 of her own! At the age of 13 she became more like a mother to her sister Jean, who was 6 years younger than her, when their mother passed away.  After her children were all raised, David and Evelyn enjoyed traveling. They even moved to Las Vegas for several years and then enjoyed living in Branson before returning and finally settling in Dixon, IL.Evelyn is survived by two sons, Gerald (Evelyn) Simpson of Warrensburg, MO, Mark (Jonie) Cox of Waterman, IL; two daughters, Melinda (Hank) Pielach of Mt. Prospect, IL, Glenda (John) Kalebaugh of Eldena, IL; 15 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. And her sister Jean of Pingree Grove, IL. Evelyn was proceeded in death by her parents, 3 Sons, Tom “Spike” Simpson, Ron Simpson, and Michael Simpson, two brothers, Leo Cooper, Jeff Cooper and one sister, Lova Winters.Cremation Rites have been accorded.Memorials may be directed to The Refuge Church in Amboy, IL 61310.The family will be honoring her wishes through a private memorial service.Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.

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Emmitt W. Martin

Jan 08, 1954 - Feb 13, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Mt. Morris, IL, Emmitt W. Martin, age 70 passed away suddenly on Tuesday February, 13, 2024 in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL. Emmitt was born on January 8, 1954 in Rockford, IL; the son of Robert Gerald & Pauline Marie (Voss) Martin. Emmitt graduated from Oregon High School class of 1972. He worked for the Local 150 operating engineers retiring in 2014 after many years. Emmitt also owned and operated Emmitt Martin Backhoe Service until his death. Emmitt loved working outdoors with his equipment, spending time with his grandchildren, spending time in his truck travelling the area, spending time with his many friends, travelling with his long time special friend, Sally. Emmitt is survived by his children: Thomas W. Martin, Coleman, MI; Jaime (Christopher) Krohn, Bay City, MI; Tony A. Martin, Big Bend, WI; Grace (Austin) Druien, Holcomb, IL; Audra K. Martin, Union, KY; 11 grandchildren, 6 brothers: Bill Martin, Oregon, IL; Russell (Judy) Martin, Oregon, IL; Glenn (Toni) Martin, Oregon, IL; Wes (Tammy) Martin, Oregon, IL; and Jerry (Donna) Martin, Oregon, IL; sisters: Judy Hollenbeck, Oregon, IL; and Barbara Kirchner, Oregon, IL; and many nieces and nephews. Emmitt is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Richard Martin; and sister: Ruby Schier. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday February 17, 2024 from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. in the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, Mt. Morris, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials to be determined. To to the family or in memory of Emmitt W Martin, please

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Viola Bushman

Aug 06, 1926 - Feb 06, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Viola “Vi” Bushman, age 97, of Dixon, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Vi was born August 6, 1926 in Avon, SD, the daughter of Philip and Alma (Gentele) Schmoll. She married Howard Bushman on August 12, 1961 in Dixon. He preceded her in death in 1992. She volunteered at KSB Hospital for 22 years and at a homeless shelter for 22 years. Vi enjoyed making quilts at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon and helping at the Leydig Center. She always had a smile and would help any and everyone. Vi is survived by her children, Bill Bushman of Dixon, Randy (Annette) Manthei of Kirkwood, and Diane (Roger) Meinen of Freeport; one brother, Arnold Schmoll; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Elizabeth Oorlong, Esther Stimpson, Lydia Craig, and Lenora Barker; brothers, Jake, Leonard, and Raymond Schmoll; and grandson, Zachary Behrens. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 from Noon – 1:00 PM at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will follow at 1:00 PM with Reverend Karen Tews officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. A memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapelhilldixon.com. To to the family or in memory of Viola C. Bushman, please

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Kenneth E. Guntle

Mar 29, 1925 - Feb 02, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Kenneth "Ken" E. Guntle, 98, of Dixon, passed away Friday, February 2, 2024, at Heritage Square, Dixon, IL. He worked for Com Ed and lived in rural Dixon most of his life,  sharing a family farm with his brother Ron.Ken was born, March 29, 1925, in Alhambra, CA, the son of Lowell and Edna (Bowlins) Guntle. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.  Kenny enjoyed playing the organ at Heritage Square for the residences.Ken is survived by cousins, Robert (Jean Maree) Jennings of Santa Ynez, CA, Elsie Platt of Coolidge, AZ and many friends from Heritage Square. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald (Gladys) Guntle.Burial will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon, IL.Memorials may be directed to Heritage Square in Dixon or Grace United Methodist Church in Dixon.Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.

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Marcia Ann Keck

Dec 06, 1939 - Feb 03, 2024

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Dixon, IL

Marcia Ann Keck, 84, of Dixon, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at home.Marcia was born on December 6, 1939, in Joliet, IL, the daughter of Burdette and Ethel (Gustafson) Sanderson. She married Charles Keck on April 4, 1959, in Dixon. Marcia always had a smile for everyone she knew and met. She was wholly devoted to her husband, family, and was the most amazing grandma and “GG”. She touched many hearts and lives throughout her travels and moves across the country as well as her hometown of Dixon and cherished the friendships she made along the way.Marcia is survived by her husband, Charles Keck; three children, Michael (Kate) Keck, Jonathan (Megan) Keck, Karen (Steve) Pence; five grandchildren, Lauren (Mike) Ferran, CJ (Kate) Kadel, Anna, Bailey, and Tommy Keck; three great-grandchildren, Remi Ann Ferran, Jack Perry Kadel, Charlotte Kimberly Kadel; one brother, David (Margaret) Sanderson.Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, Burdette and Ethel Sanderson; and one son, Perry Dean Keck.Visitation will be from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, in Dixon. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am the following day on Friday, February 9, 2024, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, in Dixon, with Monsignor Hermes, officiating. Burial will be to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, in Dixon.Memorials may be directed to PADS Homeless Shelter, 805 W. 1st Street, P.O Box 856, Dixon, IL.Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, in Dixon.Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.

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Charmain Bartlett

Aug 01, 1963 - Jan 30, 2024

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Dixon, IL

"Services are pending at the Jones \u0026amp; Eden Funeral Home for Charmain Bartlett, age 60. Charmain passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital."

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Thomas W. Burrows, Jr.

Jun 19, 1946 - Jan 26, 2024

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Dixon, IL

A Life Founded on Family and Forged in FaithThomas "Tom" Burrows, Jr.June 19, 1946 - January 26, 2024Thomas W. Burrows, Jr., of Dixon, IL, passed away on January 26, 2024, after a long battle with colon cancer. He entered heaven surrounded by his loving family. He was 77 years old.Tom's life exceeded the standard loving husband, father, papa, pillar of the community, and man of faith. He embodied these qualities in his daily life. His love for faith, family, friends, church, and community was evident in all that he did.Tom was born a child of God on June 19, 1946, to Ruby (Clevenger) and Thomas Burrows, Sr., of Rockford, IL. Tom was a 1964 graduate of Auburn High School, where he was an expert marksman and a lieutenant colonel in the high school ROTC. He was a champion sprinter specializing in the 200 and he played the trombone in the high school band. Tom graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and later earned his Master's in Education in June 1973. Tom met the love of his life, Sandy Peterson, in September 1966. They were married on June 29, 1968, and enjoyed 55 years of marriage. Tom with the first male first-grade teacher at the Dillon Elementary School in Rock Falls, IL, where he taught for 14 years and was principal for 17 years. Tom coached his girls and others in youth basketball, softball, and soccer; he was President of the Dixon soccer league for several years. He was an active member of the Dixon Kiwanis Club, spearheading and leading many projects. He was an advocate for CASA, a member of the Rock River Hospice board, and president of the Lee County ARC, but his passion was Dixon Habitat for Humanity. He was one of the leaders and a member of the group known as "The Band of Brothers" and together with other volunteers, built more than 20 homes in the Dixon area.Tom was always available to do anything anyone asked of him. He would pick up sick grandchildren from school, remodel homes, attend countless sporting events, change a tire, paint a house, work on the boat, and, of course, mend a broken heart with a shoulder to cry on. His strong soul and gentle heart always seemed to settle any situation. His calming demeanor could fix any problems and ease any pain.Tom and Sandy enjoyed many trips overseas, Corvette rallies, beach time at Indian Rocks Beach, boating on the Rock River, and Friday night dinners with many special friends. Tom’s favorite activity was spending time on the water with his family at the “Burrows' Balsam Lake” cabin. He would always say, "Let’s meet at the end of the dock" for crappie fishing, tubing, boat riding, or skiing.Tom was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Dixon, serving as a deacon and on the board of trustees. Tom's ideals were forged in faith. It was his faith that gave him the strength to learn, teach, and lead. His love for God and belief in Christ’s salvation was the foundation and stronghold of his earthly life. He taught his family to be Christians, to help others, and above all, to be believers.To carry on his legacy of love and faith, Tom left behind a loving wife, Sandy; two loving daughters, Mandy (Matt) Sandrock (Grace, Denver, Hope, and Bree) and Stephie (Evan Murray) Burrows (Tommy, Andy, Jillian).  A Memorial Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church, in Dixon, on Sunday, February 4, 2024, beginning at 2:30 pm until the time of Memorial Service at 3:30 pm, with Rev. Bunyan Cocar, officiating. A dinner reception will follow. Cremation Rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the First Baptist Church of Dixon and Dixon Habitat for Humanity.

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