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Death of Debora A. (Burns) Rathgeb

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Debora A. (Burns) Rathgeb, 65, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022, at home with her husband, Dave, by her side. Deb was born in Carlinville on November 9, 1957, the daughter of John and Theresa (Costello) Burns. Deb married Dave Rathgeb on March 16, 1984, and they have enjoyed 38-plus years together.

As an only child, Deb became an excellent cook early on as she prepared meals for her two working parents. Deb graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1975 and immediately began her 47-year working career.

She started at the Carlinville Democrat Newspaper gathering advertising at various businesses, whereupon a job opportunity arose at Tawfall Accounting Firm where she worked for 18 years, then briefly at Walton Chiropractic before moving on to Moulton-Rathgeb Equipment Co. Then in 1998, Deb was employed at Carlinville High School as study hall monitor and later added librarian assistant to her duties as well as prom coordinator. After 24 years at CHS, Deb retired on November 16, 2022.

Over the years, Deb and Dave enjoyed cruising the waters of the Caribbean and Alaskan seas. They cruised with dear friends Jerome and Cathy Martin many times. Deb was a member of the “Sisters 75”. Monthly, Deb enjoyed dining out at various restaurants from Springfield, Litchfield, Edwardsville, and Carlinville with friends Cindy Stayton, Brenda Beanblossom, Alice Pressler, and Vicki Burns.

Over the last 24 years, Deb has also enjoyed her working friends at Carlinville High School. Although Deb and Dave had no children, they had many fur babies over the years. At six years old, Deb got her first dog Lady, which undoubtedly to her lifelong love of all animals, especially her pets. Over the years, Deb much enjoyed cats, Monki and Rueben, and dogs, Sweetie, Maggie Mae, and Emma Lu. She is survived by two precious dogs, JoJo and Lily, who she dearly loved and they loved their “Mom” also and will miss her dearly.

Deceased family members are mother, Theresa (Costello) Burns, and father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Edith Rathgeb.

Deb is survived by her husband, Dave, and father, John Burns. Also surviving are many cousins of the Costello and Burns families. Judy Joiner was like a sister to her. Jon and Sara Klaus and Buck and Glenda Costello have been so helpful over the years when a hand was needed, especially near the end of her life.

Dave will miss his lifetime partner dearly and is so appreciative of Deb’s loving care for him through two major surgeries in the last two years by nursing him back to health.

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As a testament to her love of dogs and cats, any donations in her honor should be made to Macoupin County Animal Shelter 21640 Rt. 4, P. O. Box 391, Carlinville, IL 62626. Per Deb’s request, there will be no funeral services and cremation rites were accorded. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.

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Death of Ricky Dale Goldman

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Ricky Dale Goldman, 70 of Dorchester, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 5:05 am. He was born on August 27, 1953, in Aurora, IL to Dale Goldman and Jean Castner Goldman. He married Karen S. Graham Goldman on February 21, 1988, in Las Vegas, NV.  

He was a truck driver. Ricky grew up farming with his dad. Ricky collected tractors and watched racing. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed old cars, motorcycles, and to DJ. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.  

He is survived by his spouse, Karen Goldman of Dorchester; children, Megan Mitchell of Peachtree Corners, GA, and Skyler (Amber) Goldman of St. Charles, MO; grandchildren, Olivia Mitchell and Adelaide Goldman; siblings, Susan Fuertges of Clermont, FL, Cary (Trudie) Goldman of Plano, IL, and Randy (Ursula) Goldman of Serena, IL; and mother in law, Ruth (George) Vincent of Wilsonville.  

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Arthur Graham.  

Friends may call on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services are Friday, July 19, 2024, at 10:00 am at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill.

Memorials are suggested to Siteman Cancer Center or Glioblastoma Foundation. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of George Perry Harbaugh

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George Perry Harbaugh, 84 of Dorchester, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 3:35 am.  He was born on May 23, 1940, in Hettick to John Lester Harbaugh and Iva Mae Clark Harbaugh.  

He married Darlene (Klein) Harbaugh on January 5, 1962, in Appleton, WI.  He was an ag mechanic for Heyen’s Farm Implement and then Sievers Equipment. He also worked as a chainer and in the maintenance department at Laclede Steel. George was a member of the Fosterburg Baptist Church. He enjoyed tinkering with everything.  

He is survived by his spouse, Darlene Harbaugh of Dorchester; children, Chris (Barbara) Harbaugh of Gillespie and Russell Harbaugh of Litchfield; 9 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Phyllis Black, Elmer Harbaugh, David Harbaugh, and Shirley Lee.  

George was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Byron K. Harbaugh and Kenny Harbaugh; and siblings, Charles Harbaugh, Carl Harbaugh, Louise Fry, Ernest Harbaugh, Dale Harbaugh, and Wayne Harbaugh.  

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at the Forsterburg Baptist Church at 11 am with a meal to follow. Memorials are suggested to wishes of the family.  Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of Denny (McAfoos) Turner

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Denny (McAfoos) Turner, 88 of Bunker Hill, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 11:26 pm.  She was born on January 19, 1936, in Alton to Herbert McAfoos and Lucille Cole McAfoos.  

She graduated from Alton High School in January of 1955 and married Cecil M. Turner on March 12, 1955, in Alton. They just celebrated their 69 wedding anniversary. Not only was she a wonderful wife to Cecil, Denny was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.  

Denny was a faithful believer of Jesus Christ as her lord and savior. She spent many years in child evangelism, teaching children the path to becoming a Christian.  

She is survived by her spouse, Cecil M. Turner of Bunker Hill; children, Carey (Mike Tomlanovich) Eveans of Englewood, FL and Tabitha (Jim) Golike of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Lauren (Tom) Miller of Godfrey; brother, Wendell (Sue) McAfoos of Alton; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Denny was preceded in death by her parents; children, Cole Turner and Kim Turner; grandson, Cole Brandon Turner; sister, Sue LaMarsh; and brothers, Ollie McAfoos, Dwight McAfoos, Bill McAfoos, Stan McAfoos and Allen McAfoos.

 Friends may call on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home Bunker Hill from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Funeral services are Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 1:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Burial will be at Woodburn Cemetery, Woodburn.  

Memorials are suggested to Woodburn Bible Church. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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