Margaret D. Berriman

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Virden – Margaret D. Berriman, 87 of Virden, IL passed away Tuesday at Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Virden, IL.

Margaret was born July 30, 1927 in Kaiser, AR a daughter of William F. and Georgia E. (Isaacs) Morgan. She married Ralph I. Berriman May 21, 1946 in Virden, IL. Margaret was a member of the First Baptist Church in Virden, IL. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, painting pictures, crossword puzzles and working in her yard.

Surviving Margaret is her sons, John (Mary) Berriman of Virden, IL, Ronald L. (Shirley) Berriman of Decatur, IL and daughter Carolyn J. Alsup of Virden, IL, 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, sisters, Monica Stebbins, Jeanette Alves and Claudette Carmichael all of Hanford, CA, and several nieces and nephews. Her husband Ralph Berriman, son Ralph E. Berriman, granddaughter, Tara Berriman, 2 brothers, 1 sister and son-in-law Jon Alsup, preceded Margaret in death.

Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL, will accord cremation rites. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday Sept. 5, 2014 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL with memorial services to follow at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating will be Rev. Mary Alice Cunningham. Private burial of ashes will be at Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Virden Fire Department or Prairieland Ambulance of Virden, IL. Please visit to leave a comment for the family.

Mrs. Dorothy F. Allen

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Tovey – Dorothy F. Allen, 79 of Tovey, IL passed away Sunday August 31, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.

Dorothy was born November 3, 1934 in Tovey, IL a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Cavatorta) Lisse. She was a 1952 graduate of South Fork High School Kincaid, IL and a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Kincaid. IL. Dorothy married Dwayne Allen December 7, 1975 in Kincaid, IL and retired from Fiat-Allis in Springfield, IL after 30 years of employment.

Surviving Dorothy is her husband, Dwayne Allen of Tovey, IL, daughter Gayla A. (Bill) Ferry of Virden, IL 3 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, her Aunt Marie Cavatorta of Tovey, IL and several cousins. Preceding in death were Dorothy’s parents.

Prayer service will be at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday September 3, 2014 at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, IL with visitation to follow from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday September 4, 2014 at St. Rita’s Church, Kincaid, IL with Father Mariadas Chatla officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery Taylorville, IL. Pallbearers:  Mr. Bill Ferry, Mr. Eric Ferry, Mr. Gabe Ferry, Mr. Nathan White, Mr. Brian Oiler, Mr. Jered Beckham, Mr. Steve Beckham and Mr. Seth Beckham.  Memorials may be made to St. Rita’s Church. Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Auburn, IL, in charge of arrangements. Please visit to leave a comment for the family.

Elinor C. Hendricks

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      Elinor C. Hendricks, 100, Of Virden, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:35 a.m., at Pleasant Dale Place in Girard.

      She was born Nov. 1, 1913 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Scherer) Heuser. She attended Iowa State Teachers’ College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Elinor married Joseph Hendricks Nov. 28, 1936 in Iowa. They lived in Chicago, Kansas City, Mo. and Virden. In 1948 they moved to Virden and opened the Gambles Store which later became Hendricks Home Furnishings, Virden True Value and Virden Department Store. Joe died July 28, 1962, Elinor and her three sons continued the family business. She retired from the business in 1994 at the age of 80. She also played the organ for St. Catherine’s and Sacred Heart Churches in Virden and St. Patrick’s Church in Girard. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Virden, being named Church Woman of the Year in 2013.

      Elinor is survived by her four children, sons, Jim (Margaret), Joe, Jeff (Judy), all of Virden; and a daughter, Judy (Ken) MacMurdo of Southport, N. C.; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL. with the reading of the Rosary at 7:45 P.M.   Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Sacred Heart Church, Virden, IL with Rev. Fr. George Morelock and Rev. Fr. James Palakudy officiating; organist, Marcella Roseiere. Pallbearers: Scott MacMurdo, Jaime Hendricks, Jeff Hendricks, Clayton Hendricks, Matt Eskew and Brock Bridges.  Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Church, Virden.   Interment will be in the Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL.  Please visit: to leave a comment for the family. 

Patsy J. McKain

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Virden – Patsy J. McKain, 78 of Virden, IL passed away Monday August 25, 2014 at St. John’s Hospice, Springfield, IL.

Patsy was born June 9, 1936 in Greenview, IL a daughter of Arthur Clinton and Vera Fay (Losey) Propst. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Virden, IL where she was an Elder and Deacon.  Patsy was an in home daycare provider for many years. She retired after over 20 years from Fannie May Candy Store in Springfield, IL, and worked as the “Pizza Lady” at the Casey’s General Store in Virden, IL for many years.

Surviving Patsy are her sons, Dan R. McKain of Virden, IL, Douglas R. McKain of Chatham, IL and Dameon R. (fiancé: Regan Harmon) McKain of Virden, IL, daughters, Patricia J. (Robert) Royer of Carrollton, IL and Dondi R. (Mick) Lechner of Virden, IL, 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, brother, Richard Propst of Auburn, IL and sisters Thelma Carnduff of Springfield, IL and Linda (Gene) Pistorious of Kingman, AZ, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were her parents and brother, Ronald Propst.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Noon Friday August 29, 2014 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL. Pastor Sue Sawers officiating. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kain Royer and Zachary McKain. Pallbearers will be Mark Carnduff, Kyle Morenz, Daryn Heinisch, Dameon McKain, Cory Carnduff, Zach Sanson, Gracie Lechner and Randy Allen. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Virden, IL; or St. John’s Hospice, Springfield, IL. Please visit to leave a comment for the family.

Erwin L. “Roy” Impson

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GIRARDErwin L. “Roy” Impson, 56 of Girard, IL passed away Sunday Aug. 17, 2014 at his residence in Girard, IL surround by his family.

Roy was born December 25, 1957 in Montrose, CO a son of Clinton and Barbara (Curnew) Impson. He married Judith L. “Judy” Theel-Keller July 28, 2010 in Girard, IL. Roy was a heavy equipment operator working out of the IUOE Union Local # 965 in Springfield, IL.

Surviving Roy is his wife Judy Keller-Impson of Girard, IL a son, Clinton Impson of Grand Junction, CO, a step-son, Geoffrey Keller of Virden, IL, step-daughters, Stephany (Brennan) Vice of Morgan City, LA, Candy Watson of Daphne, AL, Crystale Kohart of Girard, IL and Anita Keller of Daphne, AL; brothers, Donald Impson of Austin, TX and Clinton “Chick” Impson of Montrose, CO; sisters, Dorothy Impson-Kimball-Gonzalez of Colorado Springs, CO and Roshella Impson-Pell of PA; several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins and his four legged friends, Lady and Tramp.

There will be no visitation. Cremation rites accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Girard, IL with a Celebration of Life Gathering at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Girard Fire and Rescue Department. Please visit to leave a comment for the family.

Norma “Jean” Williams

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VirdenNorma “Jean” Williams 83 of Virden, IL passed away Thursday July 31, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

Jean was born Oct. 11, 1930 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Norman & Mildred (Williams) Drendel. She married Edward A. Williams on Nov. 28, 1948 in Springfield, IL. Jean was a member of Thayer United Methodist Church, Thayer, IL and formerly worked as a bookkeeper and checker for the IGA grocery stores in Virden and Auburn, IL. She later worked as a bookkeeper for Macoupin Services and after retiring she was an Avon Representative for many years.

Surviving Jean is her special friend Carl Renken of Auburn, IL, her sons, Gary (Amy) Williams of Riverton, IL, and Tony Williams of Auburn, IL, daughters, Sherry (Leonard) Miner of Rochester, IL, Pat (Wayne) Ladage of Virden, IL, Rose (Charles) McDonald of Glenarm, IL, Roxy (Tim) Seifert of Auburn, IL, and Jenny (Scott) Fenn of Henderson, NV, 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding Jean in death was her husband Edward A. Williams, sons, T.J. and David Williams.

Visitation for Jean will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time at 11:30 a.m. Monday August 4, 2014 at the Thayer United Methodist Church, Thayer, IL. Rev. Charles Kurfman officiating. Organist will be Scott Walkington.  Burial will be in Virden Cemetery in Virden, IL. Honorary pallbearers are Gary, Tony and Mason Williams. Pallbearers are Dalton, A.J. and Travis Williams, Bill Miner, Wes Seifert and Marty Baehr. Memorials may be made to the Thayer United Methodist Church.  Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL, in charge of arrangements. Please visit to leave a comment for the family.

Hilda F. Pitchford

Hilda F. Pitchford

Palmyra– Hilda F. Pitchford, 92 of Carlinville, IL, passed away Wednesday July 30, 2014 at Carlinville Rehab and Health Care Center Carlinville, IL.

Hilda was born January 22, 1922 in Green County, IL a daughter of Lee and Mary (Short) King. She married Gilbert Pitchford March 9, 1941 in St. Charles, MO. Hilda was a homemaker.

Surviving Hilda are three grandchildren, Mike (Marcia) Pitchford of Palmyra, IL, Will (Sherry) Pitchford of Carlinville, IL, and Patrick (Stacey) Pitchford of Chesterfield, IL, 5 great grandchildren. Preceding Hilda in death was her husband Gilbert Pitchford her son, Gilbert J. Pitchford, brothers Carl and Houston King, sisters, Connie Salmons, Fay Eden, Vada Thomae, Margaret and Leda Miller.

There will be no visitation for Hilda. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday August 2, 2014 at Girard Cemetery, Girard, IL. Rev. John Huxtable officiating. Memorials may be made to Northwestern Fire and Rescue Department. Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Girard, IL in charge of arrangements. Please visit to leave a comment for the family.