John William Boston

John William Boston

Girard – John William Boston, 29, from Girard, IL passed away at 1:53 PM on July 23, 2018 at Carlinville Area Hospital at Carlinville, IL.

John was born on September 8, 1988 in Springfield, IL. He was the son of Jeffrey W. and Linda L (Chesher) Boston of Farmersville, IL.

He was a was a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers and Saint Louis Cardinals, he was an avid reader and loved music, history and science and the book “The Hobbit”. He worked at Apex International as a Meter Installer/ Technician where he calibrated and installed electric meters and gas meters. He attended Farmersville Grade School and was a 2007 graduate of Lincolnwood High School in Raymond, IL where he was “Outstanding Student” in Social Studies at his graduation. He had many friends and was a loving Father and partner.

Surviving are his parents, Jeffrey W. and Linda L. Boston of Farmersville, IL, son, Owen Patrick Boston of Girard, IL; Companion Michelle Kampmann of Girard, IL, sister Kelley (Jonathan) Clausing of Springfield, IL and Grandmother Elizabeth “Babe” Meier of Greenville, IL. Preceding him in death was Grandmother Margaret (Boyd) Micklus.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday July 27, 2018 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Girard, IL. Funeral service will start immediately following the visitation at 1:00 PM with Reverend Marty Nagel officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded by the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Girard, IL. Interment will be at a later date.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:

Martha Allen Broffey


Conroe, TX – Martha Allen Broffey, 81, passed away at 10:30 P.M.  Friday, July 13, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Martha was born Dec. 23, 1936 in Alexander, IL a daughter to Harry and Agnes (Pottinger) Allen and had a twin sister, Myrna, that died at birth.  She was raised and went to school in Virden, IL and married Donald Broffey from Girard in 1954 where they lived and raised their 2 children, Debbie (DePugh) and Richie.

Martha worked as a seamstress for a glove company and a popular country catalog. She sewed for anyone that asked her and she could make it look like new.  Her true love was making porcelain dolls and making their clothes, winning several ribbons at the fair.  Her latest passion was making quilts.  No matter what she did or who it was for, it was made with love.  She and Don retired to Spring, TX in 1990 to be close to her daughter and grandchildren, where they loved to fish and watch the grandkids activities.

Surviving Martha is her daughter, Deb DePugh of Spring, TX; grandson, Sean (Lisa) Patton of Magnolia, TX; great granddaughter, Krysta (Tyler) Hadley of Magnolia,TX; great grandson, Brent Patton of Magnolia, TX; great-great granddaughter, Avah Hadley of Magnolia, TX; granddaughter, Toni Patton; great granddaughters, Rayven Patton and Zaya Kozorovitskiy all of Shenandoah, TX; sisters, Darlene (Jack) Barnwell of Divernon, IL, Aggie (Steve) Gyorkos of Auburn, IL and Brenda Allen of Carlinville, IL; brothers, Leroy (Joyce) Allen of Shipman, IL, Kenneth (Pat) Allen of Auburn, IL and Don (Rose) Allen of Virden, IL and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death was her parents; husband, Don in 2004; son, Rich in 1979 and great grandson, KC in 1996.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Girard, IL.  Funeral Service will start immediately following the visitation at 2:00 P.M. with Brother Kenneth Allen officiating.  Pallbearers are:  Kenneth Allen, Don Allen, Greg Campbell, Brock Campbell, Justin Gyorkos, Clint Gyorkos, Donnie Allen and Brad Allen with Honorary Pallbearer, Leroy Allen.  Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Modesto, IL where she will rest next to Don and Rich.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:

Marguerite C. Green

Marguerite C. Green 

Girard- Marguerite C. Green 103, passed away on July 13, 2018 at 10:08 pm in Girard IL.

Marguerite was born June 7, 1915 in Chicago IL.  She is preceeded in death by her parents Nicholas and Emma (Voege) Green, brothers Arte & Richard and sister Evelyn.

Marguerite has left behind many nephews and nieces and good friends that loved her dearly.

Marguerite lived most of her life in Chicago and Surrounding suburbs.

She retired from Kemper Insurance and spent much of her retirement traveling and dining out with her many friends.

She loved knitting, needle point, chocolates and telling great jokes.


There will be no visitation, cremation rites have been accorded by the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL.  Memorial service will take place at a later date.

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Wanda Elaine Hein

Wanda Elaine Hein

Virden – Wanda Elaine Hein, 92, of Virden, IL passed away at 10:50 A.M. Sunday, July 15, 2018 at her residence.

Wanda was born February 3, 1926 in Springfield, IL a daughter to Henry M. and Beatrice (Dawson) Peterson. She was a 1944 Graduate of Virden High School and married John E. Hein on Nov. 10, 1948 in Virden, IL.

Wanda worked for Hendrick’s Home Furnishings Store for over 34 years as an office clerk.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Virden, IL. After retirement she loved to garden, made shirts and dresses for children in Africa, made bandages for use in Africa and loved to spend time with her family and she was an active member of the Eastern Star.

Surviving Wanda are her daughters, Shelley (Jim) Marsaglia of Girard, IL, Kris (Tom) Cervellone of Springfield, IL, Gretchen Henry of Milwaukee, WI; sisters, Vivian Kirkevold of Chugiak, AK, Cynthia Keirs of Lynchburg, VA; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, John E. Hein; brother, Wilbur Peterson and daughter, Nickie Maynerich; son-in-law, Frank Maynerich and grandson, Paul Maynerich.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 20, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, Virden, IL. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 21, 2018 with an hour visitation prior to the service time also at the First Baptist Church, Virden, IL with Rev. John Parrish officiating. Pallbearers are:  Mark Maynerich, John Maynerich, Luke Maynerich, Matthew Maynerich, Adam Cervellone and Noah Henry.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Virden, IL.  Interment will be in the Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:

Norma Jean Hotarek

Norma Jean Hotarek

Virden – Norma Jean Hotarek, 92, of Virden, IL passed away at 1:50 P.M. Thursday, July 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Virden, IL.

Norma was born in Lowder, IL on June 11, 1926 a daughter to Hersel Hobart and Pauline Leah (Stults) Bivin.  She married Anton Hotarek on March 23, 1946.

Norma was a member of the First Baptist Church, Virden, IL where she also served as a Deaconess.  She was a loving housewife and loved spending time with her family.

Surviving Norma is her son, James (Lynda) Anton Hotarek of Girard, IL; daughters, Sharon Marie (Lonnie) Crawford and Beverly Kay Britenstine both of Virden, IL; brothers, Larry (Sandy) Bivin of Modesto, IL, Harvey (Nancy) Bivin of Palmyra, IL; sister, Joyce Walk of Girard, IL, 2 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Norma in death are her parents, husband, Anton Hotarek; sisters, Fayne Quarton, Joan Thursby and Helen Smith.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL with Pastor John Parrish officiating.  Pallbearers:  Ryan Hotarek, Jim Hotarek, Lonnie Crawford, Brent Britenstine, Chloe Britenstine and Adam Waldeck.  In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Virden, IL.  To leave a comment for the family please visit:

Edith E. Hazelwood

Edith E. Hazelwoo

Litchfield – Edith E. Hazelwood, 97, of Litchfield, formerly of Girard, IL, passed away at 3:29 A.M. Sunday, July 8, 2018 at her daughter Nancy’s residence surrounded by her loving family

Edith was born on February 3,1921 in Sorento, IL a daughter to Edward F. and Martha G. (Michaels) Grigg.  She worked as a waitress before marrying William Milton Hazelwood on August 18, 1946 in Virden, IL.

Edith was a member of the Nilwood Baptist Church, along with her husband, for over 60 years and recently a member of the New Hope Baptist Church for the past few years.  She loved to do word search puzzles and was involved in numerous women’s church mission groups.  She also taught Sunday School for many years.  Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family.

Surviving Edith is her son, Paul Warren (April) Hazelwood of Wichita, KS; daughters, Joyce Colclasure of Bloomington, IL, Bonnie Hazelwood of Elgin, IL, Nancy Shade of Litchfield, IL, Sharon (Dewey) Thoms of Denham Springs, LA; sister, Vanita Beck of Rossville, GA, 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, William Milton Hazelwood; brothers, Laurel and Ralph Grigg; sisters, Cora Redding and Loreen Blevins and son-in-law, John Shade.

Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL with the funeral service starting immediately after the visitation with Jim Shade and Pastor Roy Eller officiating. Pianist will be Mike Barnard with soloists Amanda Hazelwood Castleman.  Pallbearers:  Jacob Morgan, Dewey Thoms, Michael Shade, Jim Shade, Isaac Shade and Ben Shade.  Memorials may be made to Teen Challenge.  Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery, Girard, IL. To leave a comment for the family, please visit:

Bobbie L. McAllister

Bobbie L. McAllister

Virden – Bobbie L. McAllister, 78, of ‘Virden, IL passed away at 6:44 P.M. Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

Bobbie was born on November 6, 1939 in Chatham, IL a son to Alfred R. & Anna (Smith) McAllister.  Bobbie served in the U.S. Army and later married Marilyn Kohart on February 1, 2002 in Carlinville, IL.

Bobbie played in a local band called, “Desperados.” He also was an avid fisherman, loved to work on lawn mowers and was a St. Louis Cardinal fan.  Bobbie drove several years over the road for Coxx Transportation and for Schneider Transportation and later drove locally for Curry Ice and Coal Trucking for many years.  Bobbie was caretaker of Virden Recreation Center, the Tank, for many years and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving Bobbie is his wife, Marilyn McAllister of Virden, IL; sons, Bobbie (Dani) McAllister of Virden, IL, Chris (Rachel McGown) McAllister of Virden, IL; daughters, Peggy (Mike) Childress of FL, Cindy (Gordon Buzzell) McAllister of MI, Melissa (Samuel) Thomas of Plymouth, IL; brother, Fred (Dianne) McAllister of Springfield, IL; step children, Wayne (Sydney) Lomelino, Kevin Lomelino, Terry Kohart, Tina Kohart, Patty Cox, Annette Lomelino; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Robert and Allen McAllister; daughter, Connie McAllister; brother, Jim McAllister and sister, Joann McAllister.

There will be no visitation, cremations rites have been accorded by the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL. The family is planning a Celebration of Life Gathering at a later date.  Interment of ashes will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL with Military Honors provided by the Sangamon County Inter Veteran’s Burial Detail of Springfield, IL.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:

Donald Dwayne Allen “Dwayne”

Donald Dwayne Allen

Tovey – Donald “Dwayne” Allen, 86 of Tovey, IL, passed away Thursday July 5, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Dwayne was born April 1, 1932 in Edinburg, IL, a son of Byford and Alberta (Abel) Allen. He was a 1950 graduate of Edinburg High School and served in the U.S. Navy. Dwayne married Barbara Calvert January 1, 1953 in Sharpsburg, IL and after Barb’s passing he married Dorothy Lisse Dec. 7, 1975 in Kincaid, IL. He worked for many years at the Georgia Pacific Paper Co. in Taylorville, IL, retiring as Assistant Plant Manager. Dwayne was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Kincaid, IL, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a former Trustee for the Village of Tovey and was an avid Cardinal Fan, fisherman and gardener.

Dwayne is survived by his daughter, Gayla A. (Bill) Ferry of Virden, IL, grandchildren, Eric A. (significant other; Kimberly Liles) Ferry, Heather A. (Nate) White and Stephanie L. (Matt) Thompson, 6 great grandchildren, 1 step-great grandchild, sisters, Marilyn (Clifford) Oller and Wilma (Buddy) Daniels of Edinburg, IL, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Preceding in death were his parents, wives, Barbara Allen and Dorothy Lisse and a brother Larry

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday July 8, 2018 at Masterson Funeral Home Kincaid, IL with a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Chris officiating. Family Graveside Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday July 9, 2018 at Bethel Cemetery Sharpsburg, IL. Memorials may be made to the Kincaid Fire and Rescue Department. Arrangements under the direction of Calvert & Ferry Funeral Homes. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.