Death of Esther L. Frey

Esther Frey

Esther L. Frey, 85, of rural Litchfield, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 2:22 p.m. in St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Mrs. Frey was born on the Emil Niemann farm south of Litchfield on November 18, 1929, to Emil H. and Dorothy (Reising) Niemann. She married William Robert Frey on October 24, 1954, in St. […]

Death of Louis Chester Scroggins

Louis Chester Scroggins

Louis Chester Scroggins, 98, of New Douglas, IL died at his daughter’s residence in Carlinville, IL on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 5:20 p.m. He was born on September 15, 1916, in New Douglas, IL to John Scroggins and Marie (Olmsted) Scroggins. He married Dollie (Snedeker) Scroggins on August 24, 1935, in Wood River, IL. […]

Death of Vernus Veryl Meier

Vernus Meier

Vernus Veryl Meier, 86, of Litchfield, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 7:15 p.m. in Hillsboro Rehab and Health Care Center. He was born on January 21, 1929, in Echo, MN, a son of Paul and Ida (Schnackenberg) Meier. He was a retired staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Vernus married Else Meng on […]

Death of Helen Thiems


Helen Thiems, 83 of New Douglas, died Sunday, June 14 at 1:15 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on Monday, February 15, 1932 in Litchfield, IL to Andrew and Catherine (Matasae) Luketich. She married Gilbert C. Thiems on September 26, 1959, in Wilsonville, IL. He preceded her in death on […]

Death of Anamelia M. Eden

Anamelia M. Eden

Anamelia M. Eden, 88, of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Prairietown, IL, died at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 3:52 p.m. She was born on December 25, 1926, in St. Louis, MO to Walter H. Evers and Pearl (Bauer) Evers. She married the late Edmond H. Eden on July […]

Death of Hayward Leroy Talley

Hayward Talley

Hayward Leroy Talley, 91, of Litchfield, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 8:35 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Hayward was a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps and served during WWII. He was born on November 3, 1923, in Springfield, IL, a son of Roy and Reta (Hayward) Talley. The Talley family […]

Death of Judith Ann Boden

Judy Boden

Judith Ann Boden, 68, of Litchfield, died Monday, June 8, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on June 18, 1946, in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of Charles and Helen (Bradford) Rutherford. She was raised in Shipman and later graduated from Southwestern High School with the Class […]

Death of James Cecil Wanger

James Wanger

James Cecil Wanger, 71, of Litchfield, died Monday, June 8, 2015, at 2:09 p.m. in his home. He was born on May 2, 1944, in Hillsboro, a son of Aloysius Cecil and Frieda Marie (Smock) Wanger. Mr. Wanger was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during peacetime. He was employed as a machine-press operator at […]

Death of Margaret Jane Garrett

Margaret Garrett

Margaret Jane Garrett, 87 of Carlinville, formerly of Linton, IN, passed away Wednesday morning, June 3, 2015, at Heritage Health Care in Litchfield, IL. Margaret was born on December 9, 1927, to Charles and Myrtle (Harbin) Lind in Carlisle, IN. She graduated from Pleasantville High School with the class of 1944. She later graduated from […]

Death of Elda Emma Bigda

Elda Bigda

Elda Emma Bigda, 92, of Santa Monica, CA, formerly of rural Mt. Olive, died Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 10:55 p.m. at Hospice of Southern Illinois in Edwardsville, Illinois. She was born on March 16, 1923, in Litchfield, IL to the late William and Emma (Niehaus) Lowenstein. She married Joseph John Bigda on September 22, […]