Audrey “Joyce” Coe

Audrey Joyce Coe 

Virden– Audrey “Joyce” Coe 87, of Cheyenne, WY, formerly of Virden, IL, passed away Thursday August 29, 2019 at her residence in Cheyenne, WY, with her grandson Branden and wife, Holly Behl, family members, and her constant companion, Smokie, at her side.

Joyce was born November 20, 1931 in Glasgow, KY, a daughter of Hubert E. and Scharline H. (Humphrey) Wheeler. She married George V. Coe November 27, 1963 in Ashland, IL. Joyce was a member of Grace Southern Baptist Church in Virden, IL, and worked at the State Bank of Virden now 1st. National Bank of Virden, IL, and for UCB Bank of Auburn, now Community Bank of Auburn, IL. She enjoyed over 48 years in the banking business and was proud of her banking career.

Joyce is survived by her daughters,  Kimberly (Floyd) Behl and Shari Duhs both of Virden, IL, sons, Keith (Susan) Coe and Brent (Gloria) Coe both of Virden, IL, 6 Grandchildren, Ian, Graham and Aaron Coe, Branden Behl, Kourtni Hampton and Kalen Duhs., 7 Great Grandchildren, Sisters, Mary Cummings of Springfield, IL, Wanda Stucker of Texas and Barb White of Iowa, Brothers, Kenneth Wheeler of  Alabama, Walt Wheeler of Wisconsin and Hal Wheeler of Girard, IL, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband George V. Coe and brother, Wally Wheeler.

Cremation Rites accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL. There will be a Celebration of Life Gathering held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Grace Southern Baptist Church – Grace 2, Virden, IL.  Everyone is invited.   Please visit: to leave a comment for the family.

David M. Reischauer

David M. Reischauer 

  Virden – David M. Reischauer of Virden, IL passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Heritage Health in Springfield, IL. 

Dave was born June 2, 1952 in Springfield, IL, a son of Charles Daniel and Darlene Gail (Wrightsman) Reischauer. He was a member of the Virden Church of the Brethren and a 1970 graduate of Virden High School. Dave married Patricia A. “Pat” Miller January 29, 1982 in Virden, IL. He was a member of the Virden Lions Club, and Vintage Iron Riders motorcycle club. He was a city alderman, worked at Springfield Plastics, and owned and operated Yards by Reischauer.  

Dave is survived by his wife Pat Reischauer of Virden, IL, father Charles Daniel “Dan” (Willa) Reischauer of Virden, IL, a sister Jill D. (Steve) Mortimer of Auburn, IL, a brother Dana S. (Audrey) Reischauer of Bloomington, IL, nieces Marcie (D.J.) Goldberg of Springfield, Holly (Lance) Schinzlerof Auburn, Natalie (Ethan) Duewerof Springfield, Kaley Reischauer of Bloomington, and nephews Christian Reischauer and Shawn Reischauer of Bloomington. Preceding in death was his mother Darlene Gail Reischauer.  

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL, with funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Virden Church of the Brethren with Rev. Robert Funk officiating. Organist is Eileen Reichert and pallbearers are Jim Griffin, Curt Vincent, Jim Ringer, Bill Scott, Mark Schmidt and David Crawford. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Virden, IL. Memorials may be made to the Virden Church of the Brethren or to the Virden Rescue Squad. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family. 

Donald J. Burris







Donald John Burris

Virden – Donald John Burris, 89 of Virden, IL, passed away Saturday August 17, 2019 at his residence.

Don was born in Virden, IL, a son of Paul E. and Margaret (Hall) Burris. He was a member of the First Baptist
Church in Virden, IL, and was a 1947 graduate of Virden High School. Don served in the U.S. Army stationed in Japan during the Korean War. He worked for over 38 years for the CUSD # 4 in maintenance and as a school bus driver. Don married Helen Anderson May 15, 1955 in Virden, IL.

Don is survived by his wife Helen of 64 years, a daughter, Peggy (William C.) Wilkinson of Helena, MT, a son, Lindell (Hilda M.) Burris of Girard, IL, grandchildren, Ryan and Eric Burris and Seth Peterson, a great Grandchild, Dorian Peterson, sister Paula (John) Sommer of Torrington, WY, two nieces and cousins. Preceding in death were his parents, Paul E. and Margaret Burris, and a granddaughter, Tracy Lynn Burris.

There will be no visitation, Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL is in charge of arrangements. Private Family Graveside Services were held at Virden Cemetery with Rev. John Parrish officiating. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 157 W Jackson St, Virden, IL, or to Memorial Home Hospice Services, 236 E Union, Springfield, IL. There will be a Memorial Service at the First Baptist Church Virden, IL on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Please visit to leave a comment for the family.

Robert “Pops” Heriford

Robert “Pops”  Heriford

Virden– Robert “Pops” Heriford, 68, of Virden, IL passed away at 6:45 P.M. Monday, August 5, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Robert was born May 12, 1951 in Columbia, MO a son to Robert Eugene and Donna June (Morgan) Heriford. Robert married Nancy L. Cain on August 1, 1998 in Virden, IL.

Bobby was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, MO.  He attended the Virden Church of the Brethren.  Bobby loved camping, fishing, bowling and was a member of Hendricks Motor Sports.  He enjoyed cars and was always piddlin’ on his Model A.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and his friends.

Surviving Bobby are his wife, Nancy L. Heriford of Virden, IL; step-mother, Jessie Heriford of MO; sons, Brian (Brandi) Chick of Centralia, MO, Jason (Amy) Heriford of Greenview, IL, Charles (Krystal) Heriford of Greenview, IL, James Heriford of Petersburg, IL, Brandon Heriford of Thayer, IL, Kyle Heriford of Virden, IL; daughters, Kirstianne (Chris) Heriford of Virden, IL, Brandy (Jake) Heriford of Franklin, IL; step-son, Samuel (Nita) Jorgensen of Thayer, IL; step-daughter, Valerie (Aaron) Harris of Virden, IL; brothers, Joe Heriford of MO, Christopher Ellis of MO, David (Brenda) Cottrell of MO; 18 grandchildren and numerous other family members.  Preceding him in death are his parents; 1 brother and 3 sisters.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL with the Funeral Service on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Robert Funk officiating.  Pallbearers:  Brian Chick, Jason Heriford, Charlie Heriford, James Heriford, Brandon Heriford, Kyle Heriford and Samuel Jorgensen.  Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Girard, IL.  Memorials may be made to Donor’s choice.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:

Joie M. Squires

Joie M. Squires

Springfield – Joie M. Squires 36, of Springfield, IL passed away Tuesday July 30, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital Springfield, IL.

Joie was born December 15, 1982 in Springfield, IL, a daughter of James O. Squires and Deborah L. (Hiler) Wolfe. She graduated from Southeast High School in 2001. She worked at Springfield Clinic as a Certified Medical Assistant in the Cardiology Department.

Joie is survived by her daughter, Jayleigh N. Grafton, mother, Deborah L. Wolfe, step-father, Garrett Wolfe all of Springfield, IL, brother, Jason T. (Melissa) Wolfe of Taylorville, IL, sister, Jessica L. (Brandon) Leonard of New Holland, IL, grandfather, Harry O. Hiler and Grandmother, Judy Powell both of Springfield, IL, nephews, Bryan and Greyson Leonard and niece Raelyn G. Wolfe , several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and her two dogs, Jace Oliver and Penelope Grace. Preceding in death was her father, James O. Squires.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday August 5, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL, with funeral services to follow at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Drew Peterson officiating. After services cremation rites will be accorded and burial of ashes will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Education Fund for Jayleigh N. Grafton. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

Luaine Sue Jones

Luaine Sue Jones

Auburn – Luaine Sue Jones, 70, of Auburn, IL, passed away Tuesday July 30, 2019 at her residence with her daughters at her bedside.

Luaine was born March 25, 1949 in Aurora, IL the daughter of Harold W. & Florence E. Smith Swanke. She graduated from Naperville High School in 1967 & from SIU-C in 1971 with a degree in journalism. She married Nathan E. Jones in January 1971; they divorced in 1989.

Since 1971 she has been employed at Gold Nugget Publications. Since 1991 she has been a part-time stagehand at Sangamon Auditorium working in the wardrobe department on touring productions. She served 10 years on the Springfield Muni Opera Board chairing various committees & working on numerous productions.

Luaine is survived by a son, Ethan Edwin Jones (Todd Smith) of Long Island City, NY; two daughters, Miranda Sue Jones of Virden, IL & Chelsea Elizabeth Jones of Springfield, IL; one brother, James W (Laurie) Swanke of Washington, IL; stepmother Joan Swanke of AZ & several nieces & nephews. Luaine was preceded by her mother & father.

There will be no visitation Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 at West Cemetery, Thayer, IL. Rev. John Huxtable officiating. Pallbearers: Martin Jones, Justin Jones, Joshua Jones, Brian Dodd, Patrick Daughtery and Bracken Beard.  Memorials to Animal Protective League. Please visit: