Jesse D. Van Huss Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse D. Van Huss Jr.

Virden – Jesse D. Van Huss Jr. 61 of Virden, IL, passed away Tuesday October 15, 2019 at Auburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Auburn, IL.

Jesse was born June 26, 1958 in Springfield, IL, a son of Jesse D. Van Huss Sr. and Helen R. (Katzmierer) Van Huss. He served in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 1981and formerly worked at Di Carlo’s Pizza in Virden, IL.

Jesse is survived by his daughters, Victoria and Jessica and a son, Jesse D. Van Huss III, sister, Novella Van Huss of Virden, IL, brother, Danny (Gerrie) Van Huss of Palmyra, IL, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents and a sister, Loretta Dawson.

Cremation rites have been accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL. Burial of ashes at a later date. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Anna M. Kiel

Anna M. Kiel

Virden – Anna M. Kiel, 66 of Virden, IL, passed away Monday October 14, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL, surrounded by her loving family.

Anna was born January 31, 1953 in Champaign, IL, a daughter of John and Mona (Oakley) Kiel. She was a 1973 graduate of Virden High School. She was a very active member of First Baptist Church Virden, IL, and formerly worked at Doctor’s Hospital in Springfield, IL and retired from Memorial Health System in Springfield, IL.

Anna is survived by her sisters, Linda Lau of Thayer, IL, Wanda Samuelson of Chatham, IL, Connie Twyman of Carlinville, IL, Mary Wallace of Carrollton, IL, and Chris (Butch) Pierce of Auburn, IL, brothers, Roy Kiel of Litchfield, IL, Larry (Paula) Kiel of Auburn, IL, Bernie (Cindy) Kiel of Virden, IL, and Rick (Beth) Kiel of Hamel, IL, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Preceding in death were her parents, sisters, Darlene and Ella Kiel, brother, Vernon Kiel.

There will be no visitation, graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday October 17, 2019 at Virden Cemetery Virden, IL. Mr. Mike Hawkins officiating. Pallbearers: Bruce Kiel, Josh Kiel, Nathan Lair,
Ronnie Kiel, Broc Kiel and Taten Musso. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Virden, IL. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Bendena O. Enrietta

Bendena O. Enrietta

Virden – Bendena O. Enrietta, 91, of Virden, IL passed away at 5:21 P.M. Sunday, October 6, 2019 at her residence with her care giver and family at her side.

Bendena was born in Springfield, IL on June 30, 1928 a daughter to Benjamin & Hatibel (Evans) Osborne.  She married Donald J. Enrietta on March 21, 1951 in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.

Bendena graduated Virden High School, Class of 1946 and attended Sangamon University where she received her Masters Degree.  She worked at Pillsbury in Springfield, IL as a Personnel Manager where she retired after 44 years of service.  Bendena was very active in the community.  She served as a volunteer at the Sangamon State Theater in Springfield, IL, was a member of O.E.S. Chapter 117 and a member of the local Pinochel Club.  She attended the Virden Presbyterian Church where she loved to cook and helped prepare meals for funeral dinners and many other events.  She loved the outdoors and loved to travel with her husband, Don.  She was an animal lover and she was very thankful for the help and support from her care giver, Dixie Dietrich, who came to live with them during their illnesses.

Bendena is survived by a sister, Marilyn Fairfull of Virden, IL; step-grandchildren, Lyndsey and Joshua Kenady, Cali Christisen; step-great grandchildren, Kaeloni Hull, Deacon Hull, Montana Kenady, Jace Kenady, Kenady Christisen, Lainey Christisen, Adley Christisen and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death are her parents, husband, Donald J. Enrietta and step-granddaughter, Kira Kenady.

Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL with a family prayer service at 4:30 P.M.  Funeral Service will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 14, 2019 also at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL with the Rev. Father James Palakudy officiating.  Pallbearers:  Bruce Fairfull, Jay Fairfull, Brian Fairfull, Mark Peters, Evan Enrietta and Kim Ball.  Memorials may be made to Residental Hospice.  Interment will be in Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:  www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com

Sandra K. “Sandy” Huffines

Sandra K. Huffines

Virden – Sandra “Sandy” K. Huffines, 72, of Virden, IL, passed away Thursday September 26, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center Springfield, IL, surrounded by her loving family.

Sandy was born November 16, 1946 in Springfield, IL, a daughter of Rev. Estill O. and Ida “Babe” M. (Carter) Lomelino. She married Orville L. Huffines August 25, 1965 in Oregon, IL. Sandy was a member of Grace Southern Baptist Church in Virden, IL and formerly worked as a demonstration person at Sam’s Club in Springfield, IL, and at R. & R. Bindery in Girard, IL.

Sandy is survived by her daughters, Terri M. (Paul) Stecker of Virden, IL, Dawn M. (David) Huffines -Medley of Greenview, IL, and Shawn M. “Melissa” (Timothy) Pierson of Girard, IL, a son, John L. (fiancé: Sarah Kidder) Huffines of Virden, IL, 18 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, brothers, Larry E. (Leslie) Lomelino of Auburn, IL, and Evan A. (Janet) Lomelino of Viola, IL and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were her parents, Rev. Estill O.  and Ida “Babe” M. Lomelino, husband, Orville L. Huffines; brother, Mark Lomelino and a great grandson, Robert J. Fugate Jr.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL, with funeral services to follow at Noon at the funeral home with Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating.  Pallbearers:  John Huffines, Christopher Mitchell, Dustin Young, Robert Fugate, Carl Fugate Jr. and Shawn Fugate with Honorary Pallbearers, Michael Kruger, Caleb Huffines, Paul Stecker III, John Henry Fugate and James Pierson.  Burial will be in Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL. Memorials may be made to Grace Southern Baptist Church, Virden, IL, or Prairieland Community Ambulance, Virden, IL, or to the American Lung Association. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment.

John W. Smith

John W. Smith

Carlinville – John W. Smith 88, of Carlinville, IL formerly of Virden, IL, passed away Friday September 20, 2019 at Heritage Manor in Carlinville, IL.

John was born May 22, 1931 in Virden, IL, a son of William H. and Lizzie (Smith) Smith. He married Betty L. Morehead December 23, 1949 in Girard, IL. John was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Virden, IL, and the American Legion Post #386 in Virden, IL. He owned and operated Smith Remodeling retiring in 1998.

John is survived by his daughter, Brenda M. (David Gatschenburger) Smith of Mountain Grove, MO, and a son, Bradley E. (Sandy) Smith of Carlinville, IL, 4 grandchildren, Robert M. and Aaron Smith, Gregory and Lindsey Butler, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents, his wife of 69 years, Betty L . Smith, sisters, Delores Enrietto and Mildred F. Struckely.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 28, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral home in Virden, IL, with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. Rev. John Huxtable officiating. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. Pallbearers: Bradley Smith, Robert Smith, Aaron Smith, Gregory Butler, David Gatschenburger and Walter Smith. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church in Virden, IL. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Sue Ann Langley

Sue Ann Langley

Virden – Sue Ann Langley, 75 of Virden, IL, passed away Tuesday September 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at Heritage Health in Springfield, IL.

Sue was born October 19, 1943 in Springfield, IL, a daughter of William D. and Nellie C. (Galbraith) Nerone. She was a 1961 graduate of Virden High School Virden, IL and a member of the First Baptist Church in Virden, IL. Sue retired after 35 years with the Illinois State Police as an accountant with fleet management and 6 years in management at the State Police Academy. She later worked 12 years  as a teller for Farmers and Merchants State Bank and Prairie State Bank and Trust in Virden, IL. She was a member of the O.E.S. Chapter # 453 where she was Past Worthy Matron and a member of the Nile Abeba Temple # 42. Sue married Cole Langley June 16, 1990 in Virden, IL.

Sue is survived by her husband, Cole Langley of Virden, IL, a daughter, Donna K. (John) Black of Lewisville, TX, brother, William (Carole) Nerone of Springfield, IL, and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Preceding in death were her parents, a brother, Jim Nerone and a sister, Donna Nerone Dean.

There will be an Order of Eastern Star Service at 10:00 a.m. Saturday September 21, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Joseph Eby officiating, Pianists / soloist will be Rev. Chuck Kurfman.  Cremation rites to follow services with a 10:00 a.m. family graveside of ashes Tuesday September 24, 2019 at Virden Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

Charles O. Scharfenberg

Charles O. Scharfenberg

Virden – Charles O. Scharfenberg, 95, of Virden, IL passed away at 11:20 P.M. Monday, September 9, 2019 at Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehab Virden, IL, with his loving family at his side.

Charles was born on August 5, 1924 in Greenfield, IL a son to Christian Carl and Minnie Marie (Erp) Scharfenberg.  He married Margaret Pratt on  October 26, 1943 and went to work in a factory in Litchfield, IL making parts for aircraft during WW II.

Charles was a member of the Virden Church of the Brethren.  He also worked as a salesman for T & T Tire of Virden, IL, worked at the Thomasville Elevator for 5 years, worked for Marshall Schutt Trucking and worked for Dickey-john in Auburn, IL as a Inventory Control Manager retiring after thirteen years of service.  He farmed in the Girard and Medora area for over 27 years.  His favorite hobbies included working in his yard, in his garden and he loved wood working.  He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends was foremost.

Surviving Charles is his wife, Verna J. Scharfenberg; sons, Gary Scharfenberg of Franklin, IN, Dan (Annette) Scharfenberg of Girard, IL, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Preceding Charles in death are his parents, first wife, Margaret Pratt Scharfenberg; brothers, Adam, Albert, Clarence and Lester Scharfenberg and sisters, Rose Stults and Louise McCarty.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL with the Funeral Service starting immediately following the visitation with Pastor Bob Funk officiating. Pallbearers:  Scott, Brian, Nick and Allen Scharfenberg, Jim Smith and Kendall Cole. Memorials may be made to the Virden Church of the Brethren or to the Virden Food Pantry.  Interment will be in the Girard Cemetery, Girard, IL.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com

Kathreen R. “Kate” Skelton

Kathreen R. Skelton

Virden – Kathreen (Kate) R. Skelton, 87 of Virden, IL, died Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. Kate was born July 22, 1932 in Auburn. She was the daughter of Joseph and Anna Szerknis. She graduated from Auburn High School in 1950.

She married Darrell Skelton, October 29, 1952 at the Virden Church of the Brethren. She farmed and worked alongside her husband until they retired in 1993. Kate was an active member of the Church of The Brethren in Virden and spent many years singing in the choir. Her favorite hobbies were singing, sewing, reading and cooking for family and friends.

Surviving are her four children, Michael (Karen) Skelton of Auburn, Carol Ramm of Virden, Mary Kay (Lance) Steahly of Milliken, Colorado, and James Skelton of Pawnee; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, Joanna Miller of Mesa, Arizona and 1 uncle, Charles Urban of Wilmington, Illinois.

Kate is preceded in death by her husband, Darrell and sister, Mary Helen Potter.

Cremation rites were accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, with no services planned and burial of ashes at a later date. Memorials may be made to Grand Prairie of the West Library, Virden or to the Virden Church of the Brethren. Please visit; www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

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: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com 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.