Doreen Marie Wolford

Doreen Marie Wolford

Virden – Doreen Marie Wolford, 72, of Virden, formerly of Springfield and Thayer, died at 9:15 A.M. Friday, April 26, 2019 at Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Virden, IL.

Born June 11, 1946, in Springfield, she was the daughter of Robert A. and Deloras Dunwoody Wolford.  A brother, William “Billy” Wolford preceded in death May 14, 1970.

Miss Wolford was a 1965 graduate of Virden Community High School and for many years was active in Special Olympics, the recipient of several awards including gold medals.  Many years previous, she was employed with Goodwill Industries in Springfield and for Mick and Mary’s Restaurant in Thayer.  A former resident of Springfield Supportive Living, she took part and earned achievements in the facility’s competitive Spelling Bee events.  She also loved to play Bingo, loved working crossword puzzles and was a avid Cardinal’s fan.

She was a member of Springfield Bible Church, where she was a volunteer in several areas, and was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Virden.

Surviving are a sister, Roberta Smith of Virden; two nephews, Todd (Kim) Smith of Virden and Brent Smith of Springfield; a niece, Lori Smith of Virden; two great-nephews and a great-great niece.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL.  Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 29, 2019 also at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home with Pastor John Standard of Springfield Bible Church officiating.  Pallbearers:  Todd, Brent and Eric Smith, Bob Imhoff, Harold Moore and Don Parrish.  Memorials are suggested to Prairieland Ambulance in Virden, IL.  Interment will be in Virden Cemetery.  To leave a comment for the family please visit:

Pearl M. Harrison

Pearl M. Harrison
Celebration of Life Gathering

Virden—Pearl M. Harrison passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Springfield, IL.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Virden, IL.  Please bring stories and memories to share. Memorials are suggested to Prairieland Ambulance in Virden or First Presbyterian Church in Virden.  A light luncheon will follow, R.S.V.P. 660-956-3661.

Joanna Sue Krebaum

Joanna Sue Krebaum (1917-2019)

Springfield – Joanna Sue Krebaum, 101, of Springfield, died on April 11 at Regency Nursing Home.  She was born on October 11, 1917 in Virden, IL.

Joanna was a church organist for over 30 years and loved teaching children in Sunday School.  In Miami she was employed by Pan American Airlines directing planes on landing and takeoff. She greatly enjoyed her time living in Florida.  In Springfield she was employed by Franklin LifeInsurance Company.  She was the last member of her graduating class from Virden High School in 1935 and was also a lifetime member of the Macoupin County Historical Society.

She is survived by the following cousins: Jim and Shirlee Krebaum of Morris, Illinois, Jay Krebaum of Morris, Illinois, Timothy and Michelle Krebaum and her namesake, Elouise Joanna Krebaum of Sacramento, California, Robert and Jane Krebaum of Orchard Lake, Michigan, Bruce and Gail Billingsley of Plainwell, Michigan, Tony and Angela Fatato of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Justin and Jennifer Riley of Plainwell, Michigan, and many friends and neighbors.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. at the Virden Cemetery.  Rev. John Huxtable officiating. Pallbearers: Jay Krebaum, Tim Krebaum, Michael Springer, Steve Voyles George Rishel and Nathan Jones. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

Alden “Dean” Van Winkle

Alden “Dean” Van Winkle

Alden “Dean” Van WInkle, 88, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Ballwin Ridge Health and Rehabilitation in Wildwood, Missouri.

He was born March 1, 1930, in Springfield, Illinois to Dewey and Anna (Dodd) Van Winkle.

Alden was the cherished grandfather of Sarah Van Winkle and great-grandfather of Gabrielle Van Winkle; treasured brother of Walter “Gene” (Kathleen) Van Winkle and Gary (Virginia) Van Winkle; dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many. Preceding him in death are his son, Donald Van Winkle, the mother of his son and wife of 42 years, Peggy C. Welch, and his second wife of 14 years, Erna C. Ladage.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 12, from 12 noon – 2 p.m. at Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, Illinois.  Interment will be at Auburn Cemetery in Auburn, Illinois. To leave a comment for the family please visit:;

Norman S. “Pony” Langheim







Norman S. “Pony” Langheim

Virden – Norman S. “Pony” Langheim, 87, of Virden, IL, passed away Monday April 8, 2019 at his home.

Norman was born December 26, 1931 in Lowder, IL, a son of Henry and Elizabeth R. (Sommer) Langheim. He was a 1951 graduate of Virden High School and an U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Norman married Peggy S. Dalby August 30, 1958 in Virden, IL. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Virden, IL, and prior to retirement farmed in Bois D’Arc Twp. Norman was an antique tractor enthusiast.

Norman is survived by his wife, Peggy S. Langheim of Virden, IL, daughters, Lynda Langheim and Sara Stivers both of Springfield, IL, sons, Stephen Langheim of Donnellson, IL, Philip (Lynn) Langheim of Naperville, IL, Robert (Paula) Langheim of Lawrenceburg, KY and Joseph (Gail) Langheim of Virden, IL, 6 grandchildren, special family friend, Jay (Mary) Brawner of Girard, IL, brothers, Henry Langheim and Father Albert Langheim both of Virden, IL and Bernard (Pat) Langheim of Salem, VA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents, granddaughter, Samantha Jo Wright, brothers, Lawrence, Harold, Ernest, Aloyusis “Pete”, Paul and Francis Langheim.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday April 12, 2019 with a Prayer Service at 4:30 p.m. at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday April 13, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church in Virden, IL. with Father James Palakudy officiating. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. Pallbearers: John, Bill, Pat, Bill Jr., Reese and Jim Langheim. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Church Virden, IL, Prairieland Community Ambulance Service Virden, IL. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a message for the family.

Eunece Rita (Boehler) Jones

Eunece Rita (Boehler) Jones

Girard– Eunece Rita (Boehler) Jones, 72, passed away at 9:45 A.M. Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Broward Health Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with her family members at her side.

Rita was born October 8, 1946 in Springfield, IL a daughter to Lawrence John and Alma Elizabeth (House) Boehler.  She married Richard E. Jones on June 26, 1965.

Rita was employed by Fiat-Allis, Raynor Holiday Inns and Glaxco Smith-Kline Pharmaceutical Company retiring in 1993.  After retiring she worked part time for Thermal Cermanics in Girard for two years. Rita received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois and was a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, Girard Food Pantry, Girard Library Trustee, National Rifle Association and a member of St. Patrick’s Church where she served in various capacities including Eucharistic Minister, teacher for School of Religion, Pastorial & Financial Councils and Trustee.

Richard and Rita developed and owned Twin Pines Campground and Canoe Rental in Mountain View, Missouri until it was sold in 1980.

Surviving Rita are her 3 sisters, Ava Norris of Springfield, IL, Bernice Mulacek of Dawson, IL, Charlotte Boehler of Springfield, IL; brother, Frank (Bev) Boehler of Springfield, IL; sister-in-law, Linda Thebeau of Girard, IL; God-Daughters, Debby (Jose) Lopez of Springfield, IL, Angela Boehler of Venice, FL, Anita (Keith) VanHuss of Virden, IL; 14 nieces and nephews three of which Richard and Rita helped to raise:  Michael (Susan) Boehler of Springfield, IL, Jennifer (Larry) Westbrook of Dallas, TX, Michelle Boehler of Springfield, IL and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Rita will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Girard, IL.  Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church in Girard, IL with the Rev. James Palakudy officiating.  Organist will be Carol Millburg and vocalist will be Priscilla Matli. Pallbearers:  Eric Boehler, Dave Adams, Phil Boehler, Duane Branham, Fred Mulacek,and Keith Van Huss with Honorary Pallbearers:  Roy Branham and  Mike King.  Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery Association, St. Patrick’s Youth Group, Girard Food Pantry or to the Girard Library.  Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:

Floyd Keith Watson

Floyd Keith Watson

Springfield – Floyd Keith Watson, 58, of Virden,  IL, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 atSt. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL with his loving family at his side.

Floyd was born January 2, 1961 in Marion, Kentucky, the son of Kenneth Floyd and Bonnie Jean Wright Watson. He married Catherine Dean on February 13, 1981 in Staunton, VA.

Floyd adored his precious grandchildren: Alexandra Jean, Abigail Grace, and Emma Catherine. He loved music, classic cars, and motorcycles but most of all he loved spending time with his family.  He was a coalminer at Crown III mine.

Surviving Floyd are his parents, Kenneth Floyd and Bonnie Jean (Wright) Watson, his son, Zebediah (Kendal) Watson of Girard, IL and a daughter Jessica Watson of Springfield, IL brother, Jason Watson of Girard, IL and two sisters, Connie (Amy) Watson of Springfield, IL and Mary Lynn (Derek) Manning of West Frankfort, IL, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Cremation rites have been accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. There was a private family visitation and burial ceremony. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.