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Maria Moore

Oct 03, 1961 - Dec 22, 2022

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South Jacksonville, IL

Maria Teresa Moore, 61, of South Jacksonville, IL died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 3, 1961, in the Philippines, the daughter of Leuro and Bernadito Alegri Salonga. She married James Moore Sr. on March 28, 1988, and he survives. She is also survived by her mother of South Jacksonville; two sons, James (Ariel) Moore Jr. of Ponchatoula, LA, and Laurenz Moore of South Jacksonville; and one sister and two brothers, Mildred (Frank) Williams of Gulfport,...Read More

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Susan Buchanan

Feb 09, 1979 - Oct 08, 2023

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South Jacksonville, IL

Susan Lynn Buchanan, 44, of South Jacksonville, IL, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. She was born February 9, 1979, in Springfield, the daughter of Robert and Linda (Vaniter) Buchanan. She is survived by her daughter, Delaney Dyer of Jacksonville; her father, Robert Buchanan of Jacksonville; her mother, Linda Buchanan of Jacksonville; brother, Christopher (Tori) Buchanan of Springfield; and one niece, River Buchanan and nephew, Reed Buchanan. She was loved by her family, especially her mini-me, her niece, River. She will be missed. A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family in care of Linda Buchanan to assist with expenses. Condolences may be sent online at buchanancody. com.

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Kathleen Alderman

Dec 17, 1949 - Sep 05, 2023

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South Jacksonville, IL

Kathleen S. Alderman, 73, of South Jacksonville passed away Thursday, August 31, 2023, at her home. She was born in Jacksonville on December 17, 1949, the daughter of Edward Louis and Betty Louise (Chaudoin) Moore. She married Gerald Alderman in 2004 in Jacksonville and he survives. She is also survived by her daughter, Dawn (Tim) Rominger of Chapin; stepdaughter, Jennifer (Shannon) Brickey of Murrayville; two grandchildren, Alex Rominger and Meghan (Blade) Kreiner; two step grandchildren, Jacey Pate and Jared Plunk; one great granddaughter, Alianna Raylynn; one brother, Ed (Barb) Moore of Glendale, AZ; one sister, Linda (Mark) Williams of Panama City beach, FL and lots of nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael K. Moore and Robert L. Moore and two sisters, Constance Simon and Debra K Cassel. In the 70's, Kathie worked at several Winchell's Donut Shops in San Diego and went on to manage her own shop in Santee. In the 80's, she worked as a bank teller in Santee. In the 90's, she worked at the American Legion in Jacksonville, educational daycare, for the Department of Natural Resources and the Jacksonville Prison, where she retired. In her younger years, Kathie loved to sing and dance. She enjoyed bowling and family get togethers. She was meticulously organized. She also loved to cook and bake, some of her specialties being lasagna and chocolate chip cookies which she loved to make and share with her family and friends. In her final years, her favorite thing was Sunday breakfast with family. She loved the Lord and was a firm believer in prayer. She was baptized at First Baptist Church in El Cajon in the 80's. She later was a member of Central Christian Church in Jacksonville and then Centenary United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Kathie loved helping people and was the ultimate caregiver even in her final days. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p. m. on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at the Williamson Funeral Home with burial to follow at Diamond Grove Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 1:00-3:00 p. m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be left online at www. airsman-hires. com.

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Susan Scheets

Nov 26, 1945 - Aug 25, 2023

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South Jacksonville, IL

Susan Davis Scheets, 77, of South Jacksonville died peacefully on Thursday morning, August 24, 2023, while surrounded by friends and family. Sue entered into home hospice care after bravely dealing with cancer-related issues for years. In the weeks leading up to her death, Sue was showered with love and prayer by those whose lives she touched. A devoted and loving wife and mother of 4, Sue leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and the enjoyment of life. Sue is survived by her husband of 40 years, Samuel Martin Scheets. They have one child together, Christopher Brian Scheets (son). Sue also leaves behind her 3 children from her previous marriage to Lawrence Francis Mazzuckelli (annuled). They are Jennifer May Mazzuckelli (daughter), Deborah Marie Mazzuckelli(daughter), and Brian Francis Mazzuckelli (son). Sue was also a step-mother to Samuel Martin Scheets, Kelley Van Egeren, and Craig Scheets, as well as deceased step-son Brian Christopher Scheets. Sue was a grandmother of 8,The eldest child of 6, Sue was born in Shoemaker, California to Estella May Davis and Clarence Hoyt Davis. She is survived by all 5 of her siblings, who were at her side during her final days. They are Nancy Wiesbrook (Gregg), Alan Davis (Jennifer Allen), Barbara Ward (Patrick), Joanne Davis (Roland Berube), and Karen Miller (John,deceased). After earning her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University, Sue began her life-long career as a teacher in Park Forest, IL. Sue moved to Jacksonville, IL in 1979 where she has happily resided since. A special soul, Sue spent the next phase of her career working with and caring for other special souls, first in a teaching role at Pathway School and then later in an administrative role for JAARC. Yearning for a return to teaching, Sue then found a home at Our Saviour Elementary School where she was able to bring her creativity and passion to the classroom once again. Sue finished her teaching career at Springfield Ball Charter School, followed by her retirement. Not only was Sue a devoted and innovative teacher, she was also an active member of her community and a true champion for causes she believed in. She had a leadership role with the Weight Watchers organization for several years and helped many women achieve their goals. She was a member of both the Quilters Anonymous Guild and the American Sewing Guild and volunteered her time to the Jacksonville Area Food Center. Later in her life, she was a pen pal to others battling cancer, though the Chemo Angels program. Sue was an avid crafter and got great enjoyment from sharing crafting time with others. As most will remember, she was an active member of the Stampin' Up! community for 20 years, forging friendships while hosting classes and helping others create memorable, handcrafted cards. Sue was a member of the Church of Our Saviour, where she served as a lector. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a. m. on Friday, September 1, 2023 at the Church of Our Saviour with inurnment at Calvary Cemetery. A prayer service will be held at 4:30 p. m. on Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville where the family will meet friends from 5:00-7:00 p. m. In lieu of flowers, Sue and her family would appreciate a donation in her name to the Jacksonville Area Food Center. Condolences may be left online at www. airsman-hires. com.

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David Austin

Apr 22, 1967 - Aug 06, 2023

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South Jacksonville, IL

David Keith Austin, 56, of South Jacksonville, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2023 at his home. He was born April 22, 1967, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the son of Barbara Andrews Austin. David is survived by his mother of South Jacksonville; two sons, Andrew Austin of Cleveland, Tennessee and Christopher Austin of Jacksonville; and one brother, Michael (Jacob) Austin of Springfield. David was a union operator for KE Vas in Jacksonville. He had previously worked at National Starch for over 20 years, Capital Records, and Williamson Funeral Home. He loved motorcycles, working on his cars, and NASCAR. He cherished his boys. A visitation will be held from 4p. m. to 6p. m. on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at the Williamson Funeral Home. Private burial will be held at Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at www. airsman-hires. com.

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Jeff Dickison

Mar 02, 1946 - Apr 15, 2023

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South Jacksonville, IL

Jeffrey L. Dickison, 77, of South Jacksonville, IL, passed away, Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. Jeff was born March 2, 1946, in Casa Grande, AZ, the son of Lonzo and Clovis Joyce (Fox) Dickison. He married the love of his life, Jane, on Feb. 14, 1991. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jane Dickison of South Jacksonville; four children, Chris (Cathy) Dickison of San Angelo, TX, Joy (Chris) Gonzales of Clarksville, TN, Steve (Kathy) Brewers of Ashland, and Karri (JD) Walter of Springfield; ten grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack; and sister, Mary. Jeff was a 1964 graduate of Mt. Auburn (IL) High School and earned his master's degree from Sangamon State University. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1970. He later retired from ISVI as a psychologist. Jeff was the San Francisco Giants No. 1 fan and was an avid collector of baseball cards and books. He was also known as the CD King of Central Illinois. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at buchanancody. com.

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John Gotschall

Nov 16, 1930 - Apr 07, 2023

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South Jacksonville, IL

John Sherman Gotschall, 92, of South Jacksonville, died Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at his residence. He was born November 16, 1930, in Jacksonville, the son of Olen Wendell and Aretha Pearl Evans Gotschall. He married Cleo Mardell Warcup on August 18, 1951, and she preceded him in death on October 15, 2002. John is survived by his children, John Olen (Marilyn K. ) Gotschall, Jordy Zane (Carolyn M. ) Gotschall, and JoDell (Charles) Paul, all of South Jacksonville; six grandchildren, John James (Terri) Gotschall of Winter Springs, Florida, Marni Kaye (Charles) Dees of El Paso, Texas, Loni Kaye (Stephen) Crowder of South Jacksonville, Elise Nicole Gotschall of South Jacksonville, Melanie Kay (Michael) Refuerzo of Bremerton, Washington, and William Edward Paul of South Jacksonville; and eleven great-grandchildren. John graduated from Jacksonville High School and later served in the United States Navy from 1951-54, at White Sands Army Naval base and aboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolph. He later worked with his father in construction, Olen Gotschall and Son building houses in the Jacksonville area. John was involved in the development of many notable places in Jacksonville including Bound to Stay Bound book bindery, Sherman Oaks, and Village Plaza (now Colony South) developments. John was best known as the owner of Village Cyclery in South Jacksonville; the bicycle shop he founded in his home and later operated with his family from 1959-2019. He served as a trustee for the Village of South Jacksonville for 40 years (1978-2018) and was active in many aspects of the Village. John was active in scouting for years, as a member of the Boy Scouts as a child, as a Boy Scout Leader with Troop 103, a role he took over from his father, and also as a pack leader for the Cub Scouts troop #113 in South Jacksonville. He was also a long-time member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. A funeral service will be held at 1 p. m. on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. The family will meet friends from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment and military rites will be held at Memorial Lawn Cemetery following the service. Memorials are suggested to South Jacksonville Fire and Rescue or Centenary United Methodist Church. Condolences may be left online at www. airsman-hires. com.

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Jesse Berry

Feb 02, 1951 - Jan 20, 2023

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South Jacksonville, IL

Jesse M. Berry, 71, of South Jacksonville, IL, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023, in Jacksonville. He was born on February 2, 1951, in Jacksonville, the son of Jesse Victor and Irene Draper Berry. He married Jo Ann Benner in 1974, in Roodhouse, and she survives. In addition to his wife, Jo Ann, he is survived by his children: Eric Berry, of Jacksonville, Lisa (Corey) Suter, of South Jacksonville; grandchildren: Sean Berry, Elyssa Berry, Brandon, Cannon Suter, Bree Suter; great-grandchildren: Mattisyn, Meah, Brinley, Oakley, Jax Jesse; brother-in-law: Randy Benner; sister-in-law: Brenda Benner; special cousin: Kay Parker; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: James Berry, David Berry; sister: Nanny Hall; brother-in-law: Steve Benner; and sister-in law: Bernita Barry. Jesse graduated from Triopia High School in 1969, where he was a standout athlete in football and shotput. He spent his career with the Norfolk Southern Railroad. Jesse was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, boating, building/ racing stock cars with his brothers, and attending farmers markets, where he was known as the "watermelon man". He especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports. The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, January 23, 2023, from 4 p. m. - 7 p. m. at Williamson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a. m. , Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow at Pine Tree Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or Triopia Athletic Department (Football). Condolences may be left online at www. airsman-hires. com.

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Maria Moore

Oct 03, 1961 - Dec 22, 2022

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South Jacksonville, IL

Maria Teresa Moore, 61, of South Jacksonville, IL died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 3, 1961, in the Philippines, the daughter of Leuro and Bernadito Alegri Salonga. She married James Moore Sr. on March 28, 1988, and he survives. She is also survived by her mother of South Jacksonville; two sons, James (Ariel) Moore Jr. of Ponchatoula, LA, and Laurenz Moore of South Jacksonville; and one sister and two brothers, Mildred (Frank) Williams of Gulfport, MS, Larret (Mitzi) Salonga of Houston, TX, and Benjie Salonga of the Philippines. She was preceded in death by her father; and one brother, Obet Salonga. Mrs. Moore worked as a C. P. A. and Comptroller for many years. She had served as President of both the Central Illinois Philippine-American Society as well as the Filipino American Association of St. Tammany, where she was also currently serving on the Board. Maria enjoyed cooking, reading, traveling, shopping, and gardening. A Celebration of Life gathering will be announced at a later date. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at buchanancody. com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Maria Teresa Moore, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Randall Coultas

Sep 18, 1961 - Nov 09, 2022

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South Jacksonville, IL

Randall Lee "Randy" Coultas, 61, of South Jacksonville passed away Tuesday evening, November 8, 2022 at his home. He was born September 18, 1961 in Jacksonville the son of Carl and Ruthie Mason Coultas. He married Nikki Lynn Leffler on November 8, 2014 in Jacksonville and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Joshua Coultas (Regina Fry) and Danielle Coultas (Cody Walker) both of Jacksonville; 12 grandchildren; his step-children, Nicholas Lockhart of Hawaii and Alyssa Lockhart of Jacksonville; his parents, Carl and Ruthie Mason Coultas of Jacksonville; his brother, Brian (Amy) Coultas of Jacksonville; his sister, Kelly (Scott) Martin of Jacksonville and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Caleb Dean Coultas. Randy worked alongside his parents at C. R. 's Drive In in Jacksonville for 25 years and retired from Jacksonville School District #117. He enjoyed boating, camping, attending car shows and his street rods. He loved all kinds of music and ran his own DJ service "DJ Colt" in the Jacksonville area for many years. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a. m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville with burial at Diamond Grove Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 4:00-7:00 p. m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Amvets. Condolences may be left online at www. airsman-hires. com.

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Allen Prewitt

Sep 02, 1954 - Nov 08, 2022

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South Jacksonville, IL

Allen L. Prewitt, 68, of South Jacksonville, died Sunday, November 6, 2022, at his residence. He was born September 2, 1954, in Jacksonville, the son of Allen L. "Bud" and Dee McGownd Prewitt. He married Cynthia Coates on June 11, 1977, at Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, and she survives. He is also survived by three daughters, Cheri Lynn (Matthew) Orris of Jacksonville, Ashley Jo (Teddy) Hembrough of Jacksonville, and Audrey Ann (Jason) Wardell of Murrayville; six grandchildren, Case and Cayl Hembrough, Kilynn Orris, and Jera, Jorja, and Jonah Wardell; two sisters, Patty Ann (Robert) Buley of Bushnell and Kathy (deceased husband, Gary) DeFrates of Jacksonville; one brother, Eric (Maria) Prewitt of Jacksonville; brothers-in-law Glenn Coates and Steve (Kathy) Coates; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Mitchel K. Prewitt, and Mark Prewitt (surviving wife Jennifer of Jacksonville. )Allen grew up in Jacksonville and was affectionately known as "Buddy. " He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1972 and went to work at Production Press where he remained as a master printer for 42 years. "Big Al," as he was later known, enjoyed watching NASCAR races and the St. Louis Cardinals. He especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in their activities. A funeral service will be held at 11 a. m. on Friday, November 11, 2022, at Williamson Funeral Home, with burial at Calvary Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 4 to 7 p. m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to South Jacksonville Fire and Rescue. Condolences may be left online at www. airsman-hires. com.

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