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Paul Ruff

Jun 17, 1948 - Dec 05, 2023

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Paris, IL

Paul Howard Ruff, 75, of Paris, Illinois, passed away at 1:37 p. m. Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Horizon Health. He was retired after over thirty years as Administrator/Manager for the City of Paris and the Village of Mount Zion, Illinois, and he had previously worked as a self-employed drainage contractor. He was born June 17, 1948, in Paris, the son of the late Hon. Howard T. and Ruth (Dick) Ruff. He married Beth L. Eaker on January 20, 1979, in Vermilion, Illinois, and she survives. Other s...Read More

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Brenda Loy Rhoads

Aug 06, 1958 - Feb 17, 2024

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Paris, IL

Brenda Loy Rhoads, 65 of Paris, Illinois, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2024 at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Templeton Funeral Home.

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David Lee Bocook

Nov 26, 1957 - Feb 12, 2024

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Paris, IL

David Lee Bocook, 66 of Paris, Illinois, passed away at 12:14 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2024 at Horizon Health Hospital in Paris.Born November 26, 1957 in Huntington, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Charles and Pearline (Burns) Bocook.Survivors include his children Donia Blalock (Mike Carrington) of Brazil, Indiana, Joshua Bocook of Chrisman, Lucas Bocook of Chrisman, Destini Bocook (Tommy LaBaume) of Paris, Devan Clark of Peebles, Ohio, and Steven Massie of Peebles, Ohio; Brothers, Preston (Tina) Bocook of Proctorville, Ohio, Rich (Beth) Scarberry of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Richie Bocook of Huntington, West Virginia; sisters, Carla (David) Bocook of Attalla, Alabama, Audrey (Joe) Scarberry of Portsmouth, Ohio, Karen Scarberry of Portsmouth, Ohio, Brenda Bocook of Huntington, West Virginia, and Louise Bocook of Huntington, West Virginia; 15 grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Bocook, and his friend and former spouse, Nicky Bocook.David worked as a roofer most of his adult life. He then worked for Syngenta and Simonton Windows. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hiking, and riding dirt bikes.SERVICE INFORMATIONFuneral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2024 at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until service time.Please consider sharing a memory, photo, or condolence with David’s family at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.

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Myron B. Ford

Jun 05, 1933 - Feb 10, 2024

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Paris, IL

Myron B. Ford, 90, of Paris, Illinois, passed away at 7:08 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Horizon Health in Paris.He was born June 5, 1933, in Brocton, Illinois, the son of the late Elmer and Bernice (Josserland) Ford. He married Sandra Sue Bledsoe on June 13, 1959, in Paris. She preceded him in death on December 29, 2018.Survivors include three children, Dr. David Ford (Robert Swope) of Houston, Texas, Stephen (Kelly) Ford of Paris, and Dianne (Bill) Fleener of Downer’s Grove, Illinois; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.Mr. Ford was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Myron lived a life dedicated to Christian faith and service. He was an active, devoted member of First Assembly of God of Paris since its founding. He was also a loyal Chicago Cubs and University of Illinois Fighting Illini fan.For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Marfan Foundation VEDS Movement.SERVICE INFORMATIONServices celebrating his life will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Templeton Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be private in Augustus Cemetery.Please consider sharing a memory, photo, or condolence with Myron’s family at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com

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James Clark Gilbert

May 11, 1936 - Feb 04, 2024

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Paris, IL

James Clark Gilbert, 87 of Brocton, Illinois, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Twin Lakes Rehab and Health Care in Paris, Illinois.Born May 11, 1936 in Greenup, Illinois, he was the son of William L. and Mona I. (Vaughn) Gilbert. He married Ava L. Morgan November 6, 1958 in Charleston, Illinois.Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Ava Gilbert of Brocton; three children, Jamilla (Rick) Wilson of Kansas, Brad Gilbert of Brocton, and James (Sarah) Gilbert of Casey; four grandchildren, Kamie (Tom) Pedigo of Rhoadesville, Virginia, Jared Wilson of Kansas, Ceara Edwards of Marshall, and Derek (Kayla) Gilbert of Charleston; eleven great grandchildren, Jagger (Kylee) Pedigo, Jordan Pedigo, Corey Wilson, Nevaeh Wilson, Colton Wilson, Maverick Edwards, Gryffin Wheeler, Emory and Ellianna Dungan, and Connor and Caroline Gilbert; one step great-great granddaughter Mya; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Gilbert and Jack Gilbert; three sisters Nancy Bosler, Maude Dobbs, and Millie Bunch; and one grandchild Stephanie Lucille Wilson.James worked at the Charleston Shoe Factory; he then was a farmer for 14 years. Following his farming career he drove a semi, and finally was a host at various campgrounds for over 13 years. James loved being outdoors. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, and camping.For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to E.C.C.F., Inc. DO It Fund.SERVICE INFORMATIONServices are pending at this time. Templeton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Please consider sharing a memory, photo, or condolence with James’ family at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.

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Dorene Viola Irish

Sep 01, 1923 - Feb 01, 2024

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Paris, IL

Dorene Viola Irish, 100, of Paris, Illinois, received her angel wings on Thursday, February 1, 2024. She can now be found in the “cheap seats” of Heaven’s stadium, which is where she said she’d be happy. “No mansion necessary.”Mrs. Irish was born near Scottland, Illinois, on September 1, 1923, the daughter of Ruth (Parish) Camerer and John Camerer. Dorene graduated from Scottland High School in 1940 and went to work as a telephone operator in Paris before marrying Jim Irish on October 28, 1943. They enjoyed years of farming together east of Paris and traveling on numerous Farm Bureau sponsored trips.Dorene is survived by Donnie (Vicki) Jordan and Elaine (Mike) Garwood, the son and daughter she never had. Other survivors include several nieces, nephews, in-laws, and a multitude of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her four siblings, Dorothy (Carl) Willis, Dayton Camerer, Drexel (Margaret) Camerer, and Dormilou (Glenn) Bishop.A large part of Dorene’s childhood was spent in the care of her grandmother, Viola Parish, and her great-uncle, “Uncle Howard.” It was in their home that Dorene’s solid foundation for life was formed as she learned how to cook, sew, crochet, garden, and to be self-sufficient. For the remainder of her life, Dorene held a special place in her heart for her Grandma Parish.Dorene loved to play cards and dominoes, work crossword puzzles and word search, and watch her beloved Illini. She was a long time member of State Line Christian Church where she served countless funeral dinners, making mountains of homemade pies and chicken and noodles. She hosted many Stratton Home Bureau and HCE meetings (refreshments included), was a 4-H leader and was a huge part of raising funds to build the new 4-H Foods Building, and delivered Peace Meals for years. She spent her life serving others.For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch.SERVICE INFORMATIONServices celebrating her life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Templeton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.Please consider sharing a memory, photo, or condolence with Dorene’s family at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com

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Timothy L. Amerman

Jul 15, 1980 - Jan 24, 2024

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Paris, IL

Timothy L. Amerman, 43, of Paris, Illinois passed away on January 24, 2024. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on July 15, 1980, to James Amerman and Pamela Logsdon Amerman. Timothy was preceded in death by his father James Amerman. Survivors include his Mother Pam Amerman of Clinton, and his brothers John Amerman of Saint Bernice and Matthew Amerman of El Paso, TX. Visitation will be at Frist Funeral Home on Friday, February 2, 2024, from 2:00 to 3:00pm. The family will say a few words in honor of Timothy at 3:00pm. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Clinton. Online condolences may be shared at www.fristfuneralhome.com. To to the family or in memory of Timothy L. Amerman, please

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Nina M. Feltner Conn Boyer

Feb 07, 1931 - Jan 24, 2024

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Paris, IL

Nina M. Feltner Conn Boyer, 92 of Paris, formerly of Tuscola, passed away at 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at Brookstone Estates, Paris, IL.Celebration of Life Services will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2024 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL with Rev. Mike Zylstra officiating. Visitation will be held at 4:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.Private family graveside services will be held at the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, IL.Memorials are suggested to the Villa Grove Christian Church or Brookstone Estates Activity Fund.

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Nicky L. Bocook

Apr 30, 1964 - Jan 22, 2024

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Paris, IL

Nicky L. Bocook, 59 of Paris, Illinois, passed away Monday, January 22, 2024 at the home of her daughter, following a lengthy illness. She was a homemaker.She was born April 30, 1964 in Paris, the daughter of Hugh and Rita (Kennedy) Newton.Survivors include her mother, Rita Dillon of Danville; her children, Donia Blalock (Mike Carrington) of Brazil, Indiana, Joshua Bocook of Chrisman, Lucas Bocook of Chrisman, and Destini Bocook (Tommy LaBaume) of Paris; two brothers, Allen Newton of Danville and Frankie Newton of Tennessee; two sisters, Tawanna Newton and Wanda Gill, both of Danville; her ex-husband and close friend David Bocook of Paris; and eight grandchildren, Michael, Ashley, Kayden, Joshua, Jr. “Hoodlee”, Sarah, Braiden, Tylin, and Sitara. She was preceded in death by her father; a son Andrew Bocook; and a brother Roger Newton.Nicky enjoyed being outdoors, working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She loved her pets and treated them like her children. Her greatest enjoyment was her family, and she loved spending time with them.SERVICE INFORMATIONServices are pending at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris.Please consider sharing a memory, photo, or condolence with Nicky’s family at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.

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Miles Duane Davis

Aug 13, 1984 - Jan 18, 2024

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Paris, IL

Miles Duane Davis, 39, of Paris, Illinois, formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2024, in the emergency room of Horizon Health.He was born August 13, 1984, in Dayton, Ohio. He married Jennifer L. Fegett on February 13, 2012, in Georgetown, Illinois, and she survives.Other survivors include his parents, Brent Davis of West Milton, Ohio, Rita Davis of Dayton, Ohio, and Nina Baker of Indianapolis, Indiana; his grandparents, George Noeth and Monica Green; eight children, Caleb Davis, Landon Davis, Joshua “B.B.” Pickering, Caleb Pickering, Zoie Davis, Miles Davis II, Zayden Davis, and McKenna Davis; a brother, Krystafer Carter; two sisters, Alexandra Carter and Jessika Weadick; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.Mr. Davis was a graduate of the Hobart Welding School of Troy Ohio. Miles loved music and had an upbeat and fun-loving personality. He enjoyed sports and was a loyal San Francisco 49ers fan. Miles loved being a dad and was happiest when having fun with his children.SERVICE INFORMATIONVisitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris. A memorial service in Ohio will be scheduled at a later date.Please consider sharing a memory, photo, or condolence with Miles’ family at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com

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Marlyn F. Compton

Jan 25, 1938 - Jan 18, 2024

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Paris, IL

Marlyn F. Compton, 85, of Paris, Illinois, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Horizon Health, surrounded by family.She was born January 25, 1938, in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of the late Clarence A. and Virginia B. (Miller) Rutledge. She married Gail Compton on August 4, 1956, in Waterloo, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 27, 2001.Survivors include five children, Rhonda Walker of Paris, Gene (Laurie) Compton of Mattoon, Illinois, Brenda Rush of West Palm Beach, Florida, Glenda (Kevin) Branson of Paris, and Cynthia Compton (Paul Gilbert) of Paris; a brother, Leroy Rutledge of Edgewood, Illinois; four sisters, Velda Bringaze of Belleville, Illinois, Marlene Grant of Forsythe, Illinois, Karron Bingman of Effingham, Illinois, and Sharon Sanderfield of Corona, California; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Hayden Felgenhauer, a son-in-law, Richard Walker, two brothers, and one sister.Marlyn was a hard worker throughout her life. She had worked many years at the former Zenith and Arkay Plastics Companies of Paris before retiring from Paris Walmart at age 81. She also enjoyed working as a hostess at the former Colonial Kitchen of Chrisman for thirteen years. When she wasn’t working or caring for her family, Marlyn enjoyed tending to her garden. She had a green thumb and loved seeing the earth come to life in the spring. She was known affectionately by many as “Grandma,” a title she wore with pride.For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Horizon Health Foundation.SERVICE INFORMATIONServices celebrating her life will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2024, at Templeton Funeral Home, with Bro. Karl Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Paris Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon until service time Monday at the funeral home.Please consider sharing a memory, photo, or condolence with Marlyn’s family at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com

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