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Verna Ellen Overs Owen

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Verna Ellen Overs Owen, a true cancer warrior, passed away Tuesday evening, July 29, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Baird A. Wilson

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Baird A. Wilson, 99.93, of Bellefontaine, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Logan Acres Care Center, Bellefontaine. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Otis D. ‘Brownie’ Brown Jr.

Otis D. “Brownie” Brown Jr., 71, of Westville, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in his residence.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Charles Robert Laird ‘Bob’ Staley

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Charles Robert Laird “Bob” Staley, 93, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, after a valiant battle with pneumonia.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Cheryl Ann Tynan

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Cheryl Ann Tynan, 34, of Bellefontaine, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Mary Beth Caldwell

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Mary Beth Caldwell, 55, of Springfield, Ill., died at 4:42 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.


Mary was born in Springfield, Ill., on July 13, 1959, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mary B. Mahoney.

She married Curtis Neal Caldwell on Jan. 11, 1992, at Christ the King Parish.

Mary was a 1977 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and received her bachelor of science degree in juvenile criminology from Bradley University in 1981. She worked for the Sangamon County Juvenile Probation office for 12 years.

Mary was a Girl Scout and Brownie leader for 12 years and was cookie chairman for West Springfield.

She was an avid Notre Dame football fan, St. Louis Cardinals fan and all Sacred Heart-Griffin sports fan.

She is survived by her husband, Curtis Caldwell of Springfield, Ill.; two daughters, Rachel and Courtney, both of Springfield, Ill.; two brothers, Kevin Mahoney of Springfield, Ill., and Brian Mahoney of California; one sister, Regina (husband, Dennis) Lock of Springfield, Ill.; father-in-law, Calvin Caldwell of West Liberty; two sisters-in-law, Mary (Bruce) Cumming of Springfield, Ill., and Linda (Lavoy) Thompson of North Lewisburg; three nephews, Sean Mahoney and Jon and Tom Lock; three nieces, Shannon Mahoney, Katie Lock and Anne Cumming; five great-nieces and nephews; three aunts, Joan Landolt of Virginia Beach, Va., Beatrice Froebe of West Liberty and Kathleen (William) Smith of Reynoldsburg; cousins, Allan Landolt of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mark Landolt of Chicago, Terry Bishirjian of Norfolk, Va., Kay Rountree of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Maura Spreen of Virginia Beach, Va., Renee Huglin of Portland, Ore., and Matthew Landolt of Riverton, Ill.

Services were at Christ the King Parish, 1930 Barberry Drive, Springfield, Ill., with burial at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Springfield, 1625 W. Washington, Springfield, IL 62702; Sacred Heart-Griffin, 1200 W. Washington, Springfield IL 62712; and Christ the King Parish, 1930 Barberry Dr., Springfield, IL 62704.

The family of Mary Beth Caldwell is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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James Lewis Pool

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James Lewis Pool, 84, of Bellefontaine, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, after a long battle with heart disease.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Kenneth M. ‘Jock’ Yoder

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Kenneth M. ‘Jock’ Yoder, 73, of Bellefontaine passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 25, 2014.

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 July 2014

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