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Death of William J. Horton

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William J. Horton, 82 of Carlinville, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at his residence in Carlinville. Bill was born on December 4, 1940, in Garden City, KS, a son of Robert Louis and Lena Thomas Horton.

He married Susan Thompson on October 31, 1964, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton, IN. Bill graduated from Pierceville High School in Pierceville, KS in 1958. Bill was a concrete slip-form specialist and worked all over the United States and sometimes abroad building grain elevators, flour mills, and feed mills.

He started working for Jarvis Construction in 1958 and was given his first project as a construction superintendent in Princeton, Indiana where he met Susan Thompson. They married in 1964. In 1966, Bill was assigned a project in Kingston, Jamaica. In 1967, their first child was born while working in Jamaica. After much travel, he and Susan settled the family in Albion, Illinois where they lived for 21 years.

All five of their children graduated from Edwards County High School. A few of Bill’s many achievements included being the job superintendent for the Barilla pasta plant in Ames, Iowa, the largest single-pour concrete building at that time in the United States for which he appeared on the cover of Concrete magazine. He managed the addition to the grain facility in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and led construction for multiple other projects throughout the United States.

Susan and Bill traveled for work but owned a home in Camdenton, Missouri on the Lake of the Ozarks from 1994 to 2004 and enjoyed their time there. In 2004, Bill and Susan moved to Carlinville where he loved watching his grandkids play sports. Bill retired in August 2006.

Bill was an amazing father that did not believe in sparing the rod. He coached little league baseball and junior league football when his boys played. He loved collecting coins, antiquing, yard sales, and auctions. He always gave the people he encountered respect; however, he still expected excellence. He was a man with a strong work ethic and allowed everyone a second chance. He will be greatly missed.

Bill is survived by his spouse, Susan Horton of Carlinville; daughter, Denise (Jimmy) Watkins of Stoneville, NC; son, David (Pamela) Horton of Groveland; daughter, Dana (Marty) Tieman of Carlinville; son, Darren (Laura) Horton of Williamsville; son, Doug Horton of Carlinville; 9 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Louis Horton of Annandale, MN; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Robert Louis Horton; mother, Lena Horton; and sisters, Ruby Davis, Roberta Allen, Mary Erker, and Betty Wells.

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Private funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. Memorials may be made to Carlinville High School Baseball Boosters and can be sent in care of Jen Enrietta at Carlinville High School and to Ronald McDonald House.

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Death of Norman J. Sherman Jr.

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Norman J. Sherman Jr., 83 of Staunton, passed away at 8:03 AM on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Community Hospital of Staunton.  He was born on September 16, 1940, in Litchfield the son of the late Norman and Katherine (Wright) Sherman Sr. 

He married Shirley A. Roark on October 15, 1958, in Staunton and she passed away on June 19, 2014. Norman was a coal miner for several years. Previously, he served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years during the Vietnam era.

He is survived by one daughter, Kathy Williams of Pensacola, FL; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary Sherman of Staunton; one brother, Tom Sherman of Gillespie; and several nieces and nephews. 

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Sherman.

No services are scheduled.  Memorials are suggested to Adopt-A-Pet of Benld, IL. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Donna Lynn Glaeser, 69 of Staunton, passed away at 2:21 PM on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville with her family by her side. She was born on July 10, 1954, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lonzie K. and Freida (Cornett) Sexton.  She married Robert Glaeser and he preceded her in death on January 15, 2006.

Donna was a homemaker and enjoyed many hobbies. She liked working puzzles, doing crafts, going shopping, and then out to eat. She loved to watch WWE Raw Wrestling on Monday nights and playing cards anytime with her family. Most of all, she loved to spoil her dogs!

She is survived by one brother, Lonnie Sexton of West Virginia; four sisters, Sara Koeneman of Staunton, Bert Swiney of Staunton, Pat (Don) Floyd of St. Charles, MO, and Carol Lonzone of O’Fallon, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive, as does her dog, “Patches”. 

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Sexton; two brothers-in-law, Les Koeneman and John Lonzone; and her dog, “Bandit”.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 AM on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

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Karen Sue Frey, 82 of Staunton, passed away at 11:15 PM on Monday, June 10, 2024, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born on January 22, 1942, in Litchfield, the daughter of the late Nelson and Dorothy (Vogelsang) Goehe.  She married Charles B. “Chuck” Frey on October 22, 1960, in Staunton and he passed away on October 10, 1993.

She was employed as a Vice President at First National Bank in Staunton for several years.  She previously worked as a loan officer at First Community State Bank in Staunton and as a bookkeeper at S&L Motor Parts in Staunton. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church of Staunton, Staunton Country Club, and the Staunton Chamber of Commerce.

Karen was one of a kind. Her charming view of life and caring spirit blessed her with a loyal family and devoted friends whom she loved dearly. She was steadfast to check in with those she loved and was always a phone call away to whoever needed an ear to listen. 

She filled her life with so much joy that radiated to those around her. From dancing in her early years, to golfing at the country club, and to playing slot machines at the casino boat, she had a magical way of making everyone around her smile. She had a passion for golfing and excelled at the sport for as long as she could – she had a chip shot that one could only describe as “wicked”. 

Karen never missed watching a St. Louis Cardinals game, an Illini basketball game, or the chance to drink a margarita. She especially never missed any opportunity to go to Disney with her beloved family. The memories of those trips are what got her through so much of her life and gave her the nostalgic connection to all the family that she had lost. Karen will be missed very deeply by all those who were blessed to have known her. May her glowing smile, sassy attitude, & dazzling blue eyes remain in our memories forever.

She is survived by one daughter, Kimberley Knoche of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Taylor Knoche of New York, NY, Kaelyn (Oracio) Molina of Gainesville, FL, and Camryn Knoche of Bloomington; and many nieces and nephews also survive. 

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Melissa “Missy” Frey; one sister, Linda Dal Pozzo; and one son-in-law, Don Knoche.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 PM on Monday, June 17, 2024, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton.  

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Memorials are suggested to either Staunton Country Club or to St. Michael Catholic Church of Staunton.

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