Kenneth R. Abney Jr.

Kenneth R. Abney, Jr., 78, a lifelong resident of Decatur passed away at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens, March 30, 2018. He was born in Anderson, Indiana. He proudly served four years in the United States Navy. Mr. Abney enjoyed woodworking, jigsaw puzzles and having fun. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Ida Abney, his first wife, Jo Francis Abney, and a...
read more

Robert A. Toms Jr

Dixon – Robert A. Toms Jr, 51, of Dixon, passed away Friday, March 16, 2018, at his home. Robert was born April 27, 1966, in Dixon, the son of Robert and Darlene (Peifer) Toms Sr.  He worked for Snow White Bakery in Dixon for 28 years and more recently with IFH in Rock Falls for the last 5 years.   Robert lived for his work, the church, hunting, fishing and enjoyed keeping up with Dixon...
read more

Judith K. Wakenight

Polo – Judith K. Wakenight, 64, of Polo, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Judith was born March 21,1953 in Oregon, the daughter of Vergil and Eloise (Johnson) Butcher. Judi was united in marriage to Gregory A. Wakenight.  Judi resided in the Pine Creek area her entire life.  She was a member of the Polo Open Bible Church and enjoyed sewing and...
read more

Pattie Rae Hummel

Over the last three decades, Pattie Hummel Photography captured the emotion, humor, and personalities of people throughout the Sauk Valley area. Pattie expressed her passion for life and family in every family photograph, senior photo, and wedding album she created. When cancer came, her passion for life and her family continued on. When cancer took her on March 15th, 2018, that same passion...
read more

Robert D. Franklin

Robert D. Franklin, 80, of Milledgeville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at his home.  Bob was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Mt. Morris, the son of Joseph and Martha (Slifer) Franklin.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  Bob enjoyed spending time on the family farm, working in the fields, maintaining farm equipment and he especially loved the harvest season.  When Bob wasn’t busy on the farm, in the...
read more

John F. Weller

John F. Weller, 84, of Mt. Morris, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. John was born July 5, 1933, in Dixon, the son of John C. and Mary (Murphy) Weller.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and farmed his families land most all his life in rural Mt. Morris and Polo.  John was an avid vintage car collector, enjoyed giving his dogs a ride on the gator or coming...
read more