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Death of Wayne Leon “Bub” Lanter

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Wayne Leon “Bub” Lanter, 88, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 9:46 p.m. at his residence in Litchfield. He was born on September 17, 1933, a son of Odell Bane and Estelle Edith Lanter in Litchfield. 

Mr. Lanter graduated from Raymond High School, Class of 1951. He also graduated from Parks Air College in Cahokia with a degree in Aeronautical Mechanics and received his pilot’s license. He then went to St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO, with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Mr. Lanter served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On December 11, 1976, he married the former Evelyn LaVonne (Weathers) White and she survives.

After graduating college, Mr. Lanter was employed by Ozark Airlines. Together with his father, they owned the former Frontier Bar and Restaurant in Taylor Springs, Lanter’s Water Well Drilling, and they farmed together. He retired from Curry Redi-Mix, Litchfield Plant as a truck driver after 36 years of employment. Mr. Lanter served as the Zanesville Township Road Commissioner for several years, was a member of Teamsters Local 525, Moose Lodge 1634, and American Legion Post 436.  He was a member of Union Avenue Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kelly (Timothy) Burns of Baker City, OR; brother, Jim (Sandra) Lanter of Hillsboro; sister, Sherdell Mullin of Hillsboro; three grandchildren, Grace Booth, Tara Booth and Marguerite Burns; two great-grandchildren, Charlotte Booth and Isaac Booth; special nieces, Jayne Homa Bergman and Jamie Barry Fullerton; several nieces and nephews; and special neighbors, Mike & Barb Bates.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jack Lanter; and a sister, Jane Barry.

A celebration of life will be held on Sat. September 17, 2022, on what would have been Bub’s 89 th birthday, at Lake Lou Yaeger picnic area #4 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The family requests that attendees wear casual attire in
bright colors or Hawaiian shirts in Bub’s honor.

The family suggests memorials be made to Hart Cemetery Association or to T.E.A.M. for the Kids, P.O. Box 469, Raymond, IL 62560-0469. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Death of Eugene A. “Gene” Bentrup

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Eugene A. “Gene” Bentrup, age 86 of rural Staunton, passed away at 5:15 PM on Friday, April 19, 2024, at Staunton Health & Rehab Center in Staunton.  He was born on Tuesday, March 15, 1938, in Staunton, the son of the late Louis and Ella (Heigert) Bentrup.  

He married Shirley Repovich on June 9, 1962, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livingston and she survives.

Gene served our country in the United States Army.  He was employed as a grain inspector for Toberman Grain & Feed Company in East St. Louis for many years.  He enjoyed gardening, mowing grass, shopping with Shirley, traveling with the Goldenaires Club, bowling, and table games.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Bentrup of rural Staunton, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother in infancy, Otto Bentrup.

Friends may call from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston. Funeral services for Gene Bentrup will be held at 11 AM on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston with Rev. Fr. Thomas Hagstrom officiating.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton with the  Staunton Veterans Honor Guard conducting graveside military rites. Memorials are suggested to either Heartland Hospice, St. Michael Catholic Church of Staunton, or to the charity of the donor’s choice

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Death of Wanda Kaye (Huffman) Bernot

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Wanda Kaye (Huffman) Bernot, 77 of Benld, was freed from the shackles of Alzheimer’s Disease on April 22, 2024. She passed peacefully with family by her side at Community Hospital of Staunton. A poetic end for she was a selfless person.

Wanda was born on September 7, 1946, in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of the late Vernon and Gladys (Conner) Huffman. She was raised in Staunton and was a graduate of Staunton High School. She married Pete Bernot on February 20, 1965, in Benld. They lived in Benld where they raised their only child, Jeff. 

Wanda dedicated her time to a career in public service by working for the State of Illinois.  Much of her work for the state was spent with the Department of Public Aid as a caseworker and director in the Carlinville field office.  She was also a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union. 

Wanda never shied away from helping people. After retirement, she served as Benld’s City Clerk and served on the Gillespie CUSD#7 Site Selection Committee for the location of the new elementary school.  

She leaves behind her son, Jeffrey A. Bernot of Benld; her grandchildren, Rylee Bernot (Cassidy) of Benld, Peyton Bernot of Benld, and Ashleigh Feldmann (Daniel) of Staunton;  great-grandchildren, Elexia, Jace, Jax, and Emreigh; a sister, Rita Soens of Williamson; a niece, Sherry Warren (Mike); and great-nieces, Shelby and McKenzie. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Pete, who passed away on April 21, 2018.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM on Monday, April 29, 2024, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton with Pastor Dane Solari officiating.  

Memorials are suggested to The Partnership for Educational Excellence for the Pete & Wanda Bernot Scholarship Fund.

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Death of Rodney Lee McQuaid

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Rodney Lee McQuaid, 62 of Shipman, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at home. He was born on January 31, 1962, in Alton, the son of the late Roy “RD” and Ramona Kay (Moran) McQuaid.

Rodney married the love of his life Sherry Lynn Whitten on October 12, 1984, in Alton. She preceded him in death in 2020.  Together they enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family, always spoiling their nieces and nephews whom they dearly loved. He was a manager at Speedway Salvage and could usually be found getting into trouble on his tractor.

Rodney is survived by his brother, Skip (Marcia) McQuaid; sister, Sherrie (Randy) Durbin; five nieces and nephews; five great nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Gloria Joyce.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sherry Lynn, and parents, RD and Kay McQuaid.

Visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of funeral service at Noon on Monday, April 22, 2024, at Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton. Burial will follow at Shipman Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation.

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