Wanda K. Snyder

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Carlinville – Wanda “Kay” Snyder, 78 of Carlinville, IL formerly of Palmyra, IL passed away Sunday Nov. 16, 2014 at Carlinville Rehab and Health Care Carlinville, IL.

Kay was born Feb. 17, 1936 in Kansas City, MO a daughter of Kenneth and Vera (Hicks) Nifong. She married James H. “Jim” Snyder December 6, 1952.

Surviving Kay is her son, Bruce Snyder of Hillsville, VA, daughters, Kathy L. (Terry) Evoy of Modesto, IL and Lynda K. (Kyle) Hood of Girard, IL, 7 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a brother, Robert “Bob” Nifong of Palmyra, IL and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were Kay’s parents, husband James H. “Jim” Snyder and a granddaughter, Katlyn Snyder.

Private family graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 19, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery Palmyra, IL. Rev. Scott Bayles officiating. Pallbearers are Jason, Jeremiah, and Terry Evoy, Andrew Kelley, Kyle Hood and Eddie Hamilton. Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.

Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL in charge of arrangements. Please visit calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Wanda B. Tomasko

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Wanda B Tomasko

Virden – Wanda B Tomasko, 88 of Virden, IL passed away Thursday November 13, 2014 at St. John’s Hospice, Springfield, IL.

Wanda was born December 12, 1925 in North Otter Township, IL a daughter of Russell and Laura (Bridwell) Malsbury. She married Earl Tomasko March 8, 1946 in Virden, IL. Wanda was a life long member of the First Christian Church, Virden, IL.

Wanda attended Sugar Creek Country School and went to Virden High School at the age of twelve graduating at the age of sixteen in 1942 and was a Drum Major for the Virden High School marching band. Wanda attended Millikin University in Decatur, IL, because that was one of the few schools that accepted sixteen year olds as students. While at Millikin she worked on the Manhattan Project and was a member of the Theta Upsilon Sorority and played on the Millikin University basketball team. She helped her husband Earl with their dairy farm prior to teaching school in Thayer and later for the Virden and Girard School Districts. She was a member and past worthy matron with the Eastern Star, past member and treasurer of the Virden Baseball Association, and with her husband coached girls softball. Wanda and Earl’s proudest achievement was raising ten children and trying to never miss a game their children or grandchildren were playing.

Surviving Wanda are her daughters, Marilyn (Donald) James of Gresham, OR, Janice, Jean, Judie, Julia Tomasko and Kellie Austif all of Virden, IL, a son James (companion, Barb Radtke) Tomasko of Rochester, IL, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Preceding Wanda in death was her husband Earl Tomasko, sons, Russell and Steven Tomasko and a brother-in-law, Albert Dale Tomasko.

Visitation will be from Noon Monday November 17, 2014 until service time at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Virden, IL with Rev. John Huxtable officiating. Brian Neuman will be the organist. Honorary Pallbearers are Wayne Nichols, Jerry Stewart, Bob Humphrey and Dave O’Dell. Pallbearers are Hannah, Lydia, Evan, Joe, Ben and Sean Tomasko, Ellen and Stephen Beckwith, Kyle Austif and Kyle Heriford. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Virden, IL. Please visit calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

 

Kenneth F. Lomelino

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Girard – Kenneth F. Lomelino, 86 of Girard, IL passed away Tuesday November 11, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Village, Girard, IL.

Kenneth was born May 27, 1928 in Modesto, IL a son of Leo Ray and Ruth (Cline) Lomelino. He attended Virden schools and was a navy veteran serving from 1946 to 1947. He married Doris M. Post April 15, 1957 in Freeport, IL. Kenneth worked for over 20 years as a prison guard at Stateville Maximum Prison in Lockport and prior to retiring he was the supervisor over the soap shop. During his retirement he enjoyed auctions and garage sales

Kenneth is survived by his wife of over 57 years, Doris Lomelino of Girard, IL, brothers, Don Lomelino of Bonita Springs, FL and Stan West of Manhattan, IL, sister, Janet Tucker of Springfield, IL and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding Kenneth in death were his parents, brothers, Myron, Dale, Carl and Cliff Lomelino and sisters, Freda Stevens,  Shirley Sepesy, Lorene Byers and Maxine Pope.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to time of service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday November 15, 2014 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL with Mr. Terry Link officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Modesto, IL. Memorials may be made to the family. Please visit calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Laura M. Henke

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Laura M. Henke

 Virden – Laura M. Henke, 69 of Virden, IL passed away Saturday Nov. 1, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Laura was born October 17, 1945 a daughter of Carl and Waneta (Bradley) Van Huss. She was a 1963 graduate of Virden High School and married Erwin C. Henke July 12, 1969 in Virden, IL. Laura was a member of Prairie Temple Assembly of God Church in Virden, IL and formerly worked at DiCarlo’s restaurant in Virden, IL.

Surviving Laura is her husband, Erwin C. Henke of Virden, IL, son, Derrick (Kendra) Henke of Auburn, IL, daughter Crystal Henke of Bentonville AR, 3 grandchildren, one brother Jim (Mary) Van Huss of Lexington, KY, 5 sisters Helen (Tom) Rolando, Midge (Fred) Olive, Eileen Elston all of Virden, IL, Geraldine (John) Singer of Sorento, IL and Esther (Aaron) Brewer of Litchfield, IL and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were her parents, sister Hallie Lair, brothers, Jasper, Charles, Robert and Tom Van Huss.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014 at Prairie Temple Assembly of God Church in Virden, IL and one hour prior to services at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Rev. Terry Turner officiating. Pallbearers are Derrick and Kendrick Henke, Brian Singer, Jim Beckner, Brett Toppmeyer, Mike Elston, Salvador DiCarlo and Harold Van Huss. Burial will be in West Cemetery. Thayer, IL. Memorials may be made to the family. Please visit calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Michael E. McFarland

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Virden-Michael E. McFarland, 65, of Virden, IL passed away at 12:40 A.M. Wednesday, October 23, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

Michael was born on September 9, 1949 in Pana, IL a son to William & Clara (Bishop) McFarland.  He graduated from Staunton High School and later joined the Marines and served during the Viet Nam War.  Michael loved the outdoors, loved to camp, garden and do anything that dealt with the outdoors.  Michael loved his dogs, Dawn and Molly.  When he would go fishing Dawn was right there with him and Molly went with him everywhere.  Anyone who knew him knew that he was “The Boss.”

Surviving Michael are his sons, Jeramie McFarland of Virden, IL, Shawn (Dawn) McFarland of Carlinville, IL; companion, Linda D. McFarland of Virden; brother, Jonathan (Donna) McFarland of MO; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Virden Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Hammond officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:   www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com

George J. Fedor

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Thayer – George J. Fedor 95 of Thayer, IL passed away Sunday Oct. 19, 2014 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield, IL.

George was born Jan. 15, 1919 a son of Victor and Mary (Lesko) Fedor. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church Virden, IL, a 1938 graduate of Virden High School, a Tech Sergeant in the U.S. Army during WW II and a licensed union electrician for many years.

Surviving George is his sisters Theresa (Neil) Upchurch of San Antonio, TX, Lucille Santorelli of Riverton, IL and Helen Miller of Virden, IL and several nieces and nephews. Preceding George in death were his brothers, John, Andrew, Edward and Frankie Fedor, sisters, Margaret Bertolino, Ann Durham, Liz Bierstedt and Marie Renello.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday Oct. 24, 2014 at Camp Butler National Cemetery Springfield, IL. Rev. George Morelock officiating. Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL in charge of arrangements. Please visit calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a message for the family.

June B. Langford

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Virden– June B. Langford, 90 of Virden, IL formerly of Hillsboro, IL passed away Thursday Oct. 9, 2014 at her home surround by her loving family.

June was born September 7, 1924 in Granite City, IL the eldestdaughter to Virgil and Daisy (Neal) Skipper. She married Carroll F. Langford July 20, 1941 in Union, MO. June graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Greenville College in Greenville, IL and her Master’s degree form SIUE in Edwardsville, IL. She taught 3rd grade for 15 years at Beckemeyer Elementary School in Hillsboro, IL and at the age of 77 she taught English in China for a year.

Surviving June are her daughters, Kathleen Sue Tobin of Reno, NV, Patricia Ann Langford of Kiln, MS and Jodee Langford Weaver of Reno, NV, sons, Michael “Mick” V. wife, Judy) Langford of Reno, NV and Russell W. (wife, Terry) Langford of Springfield, MO, 18 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and a son in law, Max Podshadley. Preceding in death was her husband, Carroll F. “Red”Langford, daughter, Anita E. Podshadley, granddaughter, Cheryl Caye (Podshadley) Pallakil, sister, Judith Skipper and brothers, Russell and Norman Skipper.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday Oct. 11, 2014 at Prairie Temple Assembly of God Church in Virden, IL with funeral services at Noon. Rev. Terry Turner officiating. Pallbearers are Michael Podshadley, Jon, Ryan and Patrick Calloway, Benjamin Langford and Priyanka Pallakil. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery Hillsboro, IL. Memorials may be made to Assembly of God World Missions. Please visit calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.